Community Emergency Response Team

In most emergencies, the victim or a bystander provides the first immediate assistance. Joining CERT teaches you how to respond when others look to you for help. Are you ready?

A group of CERT participants standing outside listening to a firefighter speak2 CERT participants using a fire extinguisher on a small fireTwo CERT members help a fake injured earthquake victim walk during a drill2 CERT participants providing medical aid to 2 fake injured earthquake victims during a drillA CERT participant practices splinting a leg on another CERT participant

About CERT

In Renton there are about 30 firefighters on duty serving a community of over 101,000 residents on any given day. If a disaster occurs, these professional first responders will be overwhelmed with requests for help. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) teaches you to become your own first responder.

Renton CERT classes are taught by local subject matter experts including firefighters, police officers, chaplains, emergency managers, and medical professionals. Learn to extinguish fires, conduct search and rescue, provide basic first aid, identify and respond to terrorism, assist professional responders, reduce survivor stress, and prepare yourself and your community for emergencies.

2018 CERT Classes

Spring CERT

Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 3 - 24, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Disaster Drill: Saturday, April 28, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Full class schedule.
Registration is closed.

Summer CERT

Dates: Thursday - Saturday, August 23 - 25
Times: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. all 3 days
Full class schedule.
Call 425-430-6700 or use code 61514 online to register.


Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 25 - October 16, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Disaster Drill: Saturday, October 20, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Full class schedule.
​Registration opens in September.


Classes cost $30, with a $5 discount for City of Renton residents.

The summer CERT class is available for registration, use code 61514 online or call 425-430-6700 to sign up.

For more information contact Emergency Management at or 425-430-7723.

CERT Drill Sneak Peak

Continued Education

The South King County Zone 3 CERT programs are proud to host a regional continued education series for CERT graduates.

These opportunities are only available to people who have graduated from a registered CERT program. For more information about Zone 3 CERT, visit their website.

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