Community Emergency Response Team

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an eight-week program that educates community members about disaster preparedness for hazards that could affect their area and trains them in basic response skills - including fire safety, search and rescue, and medical operations.

Trained CERT volunteers can help others in their community or workplace following a disaster, particularly when professional emergency responders are not immediately available. 

View photos from previous CERT course


Upcoming CERT class

The City of Marysville and the Marysville Fire District will offer the next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class on the following dates:
  • When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 8 - April 26
  • Location: Marysville Fire Station 66 (subject to change)
  • Registration deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 28


Please apply now to indicate your interest! Applications are available online or through the City of Marysville Emergency Management Office.  Class size is limited. For more information, contact the City of Marysville Emergency Management at (360) 363-8096 or email  If you wish to submit an application by fax or mail instead of using the online tool, please print and submit the CERT Class Interest Sheet.

Course description

The eight-session course will provide a variety of disaster planning, recovery and survival skills aimed at assisting our community in disaster response and recovery. Marysville citizens, as well as business owners, are encouraged to participate or send employees to these free emergency preparedness classes.


Participants must attend all sessions, establish a three-day home emergency kit, obtain personal safety equipment, and be a willing team participant. Cost for personal safety equipment is approximately $30. Participants are advised to purchase equipment on their own to ensure proper fitting. The basic equipment information and where to purchase will be explained at the first class.