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Would You Be Interested in Disaster Preparedness?

Sebastian County Emergency Management will be holding CERT training classes this fall. These classes are open to anyone interested.  See schedule below and information on how you can get signed up!

What is CERT? The Community Emergency Response Team Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. Visit for more information about CERT Program.


All applicants need to submit the following to

  • Full Name
  • Phone
  • Email Address

Classes will be held at 8400 Zero Street, Fort Smith, AR  72903

Saturday 09/07/19          8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Welcome - Registration and Introductions
  • Intruduction to CERT and Disaster Preparedness
  • Incident Command and CERT Organization
  • Terrorism and CERT
  • Disaster Medical Operations Part 1 and Practical

Tuesday 09/10/19                      6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Disaster Psychology
  • Disaster Medical Operations Party 2 and Practical

Thursday 09/12/19                    6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Small Fire Suppression and Practical
  • Light Search and Rescue

Saturday 09/14/19                     8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Stop the Bleed
  • Final Exercise and Certification Packs






Fort Smith Court House
35 South 6 St.
Fort Smith, AR

Justice Building
901 South B St.
Fort Smith, AR

Greenwood Courthouse
11 Town Square
Greenwood, AR 72936

Sheriff Department
800 South A Street
Fort Smith, AR  72901


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