Greater Tampa CERT

About Greater Tampa CERT

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program that trains citizens to be prepared for and respond to emergencies that may arise in their community.  In the event of a major disaster such as a hurricane, emergency services personnel can initially become overwhelmed leaving citizens on their own. CERT training enables citizens to help themselves and their neighbors by applying basic response and organizational skills during an emergency. CERT members can also serve as first responders to an emergency until professional emergency services arrive.  See What CERT is All About - View the Video

Become a Volunteer

To become a CERT volunteer you will need to enroll in CERT Basic Training.  Please contact email about enrolling in the training courses and joining the team.

CERT Training

CERT Training can provide you with great skills to ensure you and your love ones are prepared and able to respond quickly during an emergency.  Training courses include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic CERT
  • Fire Extinguisher Usage
  • CPR
  • Amatur Radio
  • Triage
  • Search and Rescue
  • Incident Command

For full up-to-date calendar visit the Greater Tampa CERT Calendar.

CERT Executive Board Members

Cate Hammer

Vice President
John Neuman


Secretary / Volunteer Coordinator
Elizabeth Beckner

Debra Bogart

CERT Class Instructor
Jack Muralt

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