Certification / Training

New Castle County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Classes: 


The New Castle County Office of Emergency Management has announced its 2017 schedule for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.  During this free, 2 day, 12 hour course of instruction, students will learn a variety of hazard awareness and emergency preparedness skills which will make them and their families better equipped to deal with all hazards emergency situations, as well as assist first responders and emergency management officials in certain aspects of response and post event recovery activities.

Course curriculum includes American Heart Association CPR/AED Certification; basic first aid; hazardous materials awareness training; basic family preparedness strategies; proper use of home and office fire extinguishers; search and rescue; and more.  Students also receive a CERT participant’s training manual, and a CERT backpack with basic personal protective equipment including hard hat, gloves, safety glasses, and a flashlight.

Students will be provided a light dinner at the Friday evening session, and breakfast and lunch at the Saturday session at no cost.

Enrollment for the 28-29 April class is via the Newark, DE, Department of Parks and Recreation web site, www.cityofnewarkde.us/parks recreation, or phone 302-366-7000.

To enroll in the other classes, visit the New Castle County Department of Community Services on-line registration web site at www.nccde.org/cert.  For further information on CERT please contact the New Castle County Office of Emergency Management at 395-2700.

April Basic CERT: Friday 28 April, 5:00pm-9:30pm and Saturday 29 April, 8:00am-4:00pm, George Wilson Community Center, 303 New London Road, Newark, DE  19711 (enroll via City of Newark web site)

May Basic CERT: Friday 19 May 5:00pm-9:30pm and Saturday 20 May, 8:00am-4:00pm, Sweeney Public Safety Building, 3601 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE 19720

September Basic CERT: Friday 8 September, 5:00pm-9:30pm and Saturday 9 September, 8:00am-4:00pm, New Castle County Police Southern Patrol HQ, 605 N. Broad St., Middletown, DE 19709

October Advanced CERT: Saturday 21 October 8:00am-4:30pm New Castle County Fire Training Center, 2311 MacArthur Drive, New Castle DE, 19720,

The Advanced CERT class is open to all persons who have completed the Basic CERT class within the past 3 years.  The Advanced CERT class builds upon the knowledge and practical skills acquired in the basic class. The Advanced class will include: leadership and team building exercises oriented to disaster response scenarios; advanced search and rescue training; and additional fire fighting training.   This Advanced training is much more hands on and participatory than the basic CERT class. A box lunch will be provided at no cost.

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