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


CERT refresher classes

The City of Marysville and the Marysville Fire District are offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) refresher classes this fall:  

Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fire Station #62 (Shoultes) - Light Search & Rescue Operations, CERT Organization                     *Emergency backpack with personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for this course

Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fire Station #66 (Sunnyside) - Disaster Medical Operations, First Aid & CPR

To be eligible to attend either of these classes, you must:
- live or work in the City of Marysville,
- have completed CERT training within the last five years, and
- if you did not complete CERT training in the City of Marysville, provide a copy of your certificate.


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.

CERT course description

Note: Eight-week CERT classes are not scheduled at this time. Stay tuned for the next session.
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.