Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT Training

This training helps residents to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in our community. The course includes hands on exercises, tabletop disaster scenarios, disaster preparedness overview, light search and rescue and basic disaster first aid. At the conclusion of the course, residents will feel prepared and confident in their ability to take care of their family and neighborhood following an unexpected disaster. Classes are hosted at the police department in our Training Room on Tuesday's and Thursday's for three consecutive weeks. To register, click here.

Date and Location

TBD. Check back for updates.

Elgin Police Department
151 Douglas Ave
Elgin IL 60120
Second floor training room

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Preparedness makes sense for people with disabilities and other access and functional needs. Please view this video, provided by FEMA, for more information: