Community Emergency Response Team


In the event of an emergency, our first responders will be overwhelmed. It is critical for citizens to be prepared to take care of themselves, their neighbors, and their community for at least 3 days, and preferably 5-7. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a national program to train citizens to help fill the gap between a disaster or emergency, and the arrival of professional services. The cost is $45 but there are scholarships available!


After completing the course, CERTs will be able to provide immediate assistance to handle small fires, turn off utilities, give basic first aid, perform light search and rescue, and collect information to provide arriving professional first responders. Participants find the class engaging, fun, and very informative. For details on what happens during the class, see the Curriculum Overview below.


“Mill Valley CERT Team volunteers will make a material difference to the survival of Mill Valley during a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, fire, or flood. Residents trained in CERT will assist the Fire Department in ensuring the safety of those who live in Mill Valley.”
Jeff Davidson, Fire Chief, Mill Valley

CERT classes at Nicasio DPW Yard:

- Call (415) 868-1566 or see for information and latest schedule!

- What you need to know:

  •    Classes cost $45.00

  •    There is a 30 student maximum per class

  •    Classes require 2 full weekend days for certification