Media Release

Upcoming CERT Classes

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:00 PM

CERT Program

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Emergency Management is enrolling citizens for its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program. The seven classes are on Tuesday evenings (from October 7, through November 18, 2014), and each session runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes are held at the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center (1100 SE 27th Street, Gainesville). The registration deadline is October 3, 2014.

Alachua County Emergency Management Coordinator, Ebbin Spellman said, "We are in the middle of hurricane season but we can be impacted by other incidents such as wildfires, extreme weather, manmade and technological hazards to name a few." He continued, "The Alachua County Division of Emergency Management recognizes that preparedness is vital. So there’s no better way to get prepared for disasters than to attend the CERT Course."

Class topics include:

· Disaster Preparedness

· Fire Safety

· Disaster Medical Operations

· Light Search and Rescue Operations

· CERT Organization and Disaster Psychology

· Terrorism and CERT

Click to register.

For more information, call Alachua County Emergency Management at 352-264-6500.​


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).