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


In Renton there are about 30 firefighters on duty serving a community of over 100,000 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.

2021 CERT Classes

We offer CERT classes twice a year, in spring and fall. Due to COVID-19 impacts, we are suspending our CERT classes for 2021. We anticipate resuming in winter/spring 2022.


CERT costs $30, with a $5 discount for City of Renton residents. See courses currently available for registration online.

For more information or for financial assistance contact Emergency Management at [email protected] or 425-430-7723.

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    Continued Education

    The South King County Zone 3 CERT programs are proud to host a regional continued education series for individuals who have graduated from a registered CERT program.

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