Community Emergency Response Team

CERT Program logoPreparing to Respond

The CERT Program, which is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Citizen Corp Program since 1993, helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities.

Supporting First Responders & the Community

When emergencies occur, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.  Currently, there are over 265 certified Brookline CERT members.

Brookline CERT Training

CERT trainees participate in a 10-week certification program, regular continuing education courses are also offered throughout the year in partnership with the Brookline Medical Reserve Corps. (MRC) on a variety of topics.

The Brookline Police Department also offers a JrCERT Program.  JrCERT members will participate in a five-session training program where they will learn various skills needed to assist the Town's emergency responders in a time of need as well as support Town events. programs, and activities.

Please see the Brookline Police CERT website to learn more and apply for the CERT.