Community Emergency Response Team Training

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on February 4, 2023

Hernando County Fire Rescue Division of Emergency Management is seeking individuals over 18 years of age that are interested in joining the Hernando County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Community Emergency Response Team Training

CERT volunteers receive special training which enhances their ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster situation. As an organized team, they provide vital services in the absence of emergency responders, whose arrival may be delayed due to the severity of the situation.

The next Basic Training Course will begin on February 27, 2023. Classes will be held from 6-9 pm every Monday night through April 10, 2023, in the Emergency Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd. All classes must be completed to receive a certificate.

Previous emergency experience is not required. The training, materials and equipment are provided free of charge. CERT members must pass a required background check.

Please call 352-754-4083 or send an email to with the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address



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