Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

C.E.R.T. Training

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Draper CERT Class Information

Draper is hosting a new hybrid-style CERT program. Students will have 12 hours of interactive online training that can be completed at your convenience. We are allotting a total of six weeks for students to complete the online course. The classroom portion will be taught on two separate eight hour days consisting of skills only. Any questions regarding CERT, contact Captain Steve Darlington (Program Coordinator) or Erin Lytle (Course Coordinator).

  • Class minimum 10 people- maximum 20
  • Additional requirements for class completion - FEMA ICS 700 & 800 required prior to completion of class 


$35.00 for class supplies. This will cover students CERT backpack, vest, helmet, gloves, and eye protection. Pay at City Hall before class starts. Non-residents contact Unified Fire Authority (UFA) or your local city office for class fee.

CERT Class Registration

Take the online class between August 16 and September 13, 2021. All class materials are accessible at the online class site. The hands-on practical skills portion will be October 2 and 9 from 8 AM to 5 PM at Fire Station 22 (14324 Fire House Rd, Draper). Pre-registration is required for the hands-on classes. Register no later than September 13. 

CERT Refresher Training 

TBA - Fire Station 22 (14324 Fire House Rd, Draper)

CERT Trained Resident Registration

If you have already taken the CERT Basic Training class, register your contact information here. Draper City is compiling a list of all the residents who have taken CERT. Thank you for your willingness to help your neighbors and Draper City Fire Department.