Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Prepare, Respond, Recover

Be a part of the Gateway District's Community Emergency Response Team!

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about the hazards that may impact their region and train them in basic disaster response skills. During an incident, emergency service personnel may not be able to reach everyone right away. By training in the CERT program, you will have the skills to help emergency responders save lives and protect property. 

Using training provided by FEMA and coordinated by the Prince George's County Office of Emergency Management, CERT teams will support first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize volunteers at a disaster site.

The Gateway District is inclusive of the communities along the Route 1 corridor adjacent to Washington D.C. (Hyattsville, Brentwood, North Brentwood, Mt. Rainier)

The Gateway District Community Emergency Response Team will:

  • Educate the public on emergency preparedness
  • Help organize essential disaster response
  • Learn how to respond to man-made and natural hazards safely
  • Distribute emergency awareness information at community and preparedness events

CERT Information Session

Tuesday, November 29 | 7-8 PM
Hyattsville City Building Multipurpose Room

4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville

Interested volunteers in the cities of Hyattsville, Brentwood, North Brentwood, and Mt. Rainier are invited to learn more about CERT training and the goals of the Gateway District CER Team.

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Monday, December 12 | 11 AM - 1 PM
Hyattsville City Building Multipurpose Room
4310 Gallatin Street

Join us for an emergency preparedness workshop! We'll cover preparedness considerations for individuals with access and functional needs and how to prepare an emergency plan for critical situations. The workshop will also provide information about the Gateway District's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, and registration is required. To register, please call (301) 985-5012 or email

CERT Info Session Registration

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    Registration is not required but it is encouraged to ensure we have enough refreshments and resources for all attendees. Thank you!

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