Burnsville was the first city in Minnesota to organize motivated, volunteer residents into Community Emergency Response Teams or CERT Teams.
Through CERT, citizens are taught to work together in their neighborhoods to provide basic safety tasks until emergency services arrive.
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100 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337
In addition, the program increases residents’ ability to safely help themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a local emergency or natural disaster.
CERT Training Information
Participants are trained in emergency preparedness, fire safety, medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, team organization and terrorism.
The training includes a simulated exercise where participants practice the skills that they have learned during the previous seven sessions.
All participants who complete the final training receive a certificate of completion and are formally recognized by City Council at a regularly scheduled meeting.
Please refer to the links below for registration information or to be notified of upcoming CERT training sessions.
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