(Community Emergency Response Team)

CERT is looking for a few good women and men to train to support their community in the event of an emergency.

The Shelter Bay Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is looking for new members. Free hybrid classes are available online with local hands-on practical training offered several times throughout the year.

Register with Skagit Emergency Management at [email protected] to receive a link to the online class.

Topics covered are Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue Operations, CERT Organization, and Disaster Psychology. Once you register and receive class information, contact [email protected] for a free CERT Basic Training Participant Manual. Once you complete the online coursework and make a copy of your completion certificate, you can sign up for a Skagit County practical (hands-on) session where you will practice the skills you learned during your online study.

We are currently looking for “Tent Team” volunteers for training to set up our Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) in the event of an emergency event. For questions, contact Carolyn Caporgno.


Contact Carolyn Caporgno, Chairperson, CERT Advisory Committee at [email protected] or leave a voicemail at (209)609-1182.