Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) educates individuals about emergency preparedness and basic disaster response skills. CERTs may also assist professional responders during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks, as well as provide support to these professionals during planned community events. 

Volunteer Tennessee provides administrative support and acts as a liaison to FEMA for locally-led CERT programs in Tennessee. CERT training teaches people about emergencies and disaster preparedness for themselves, their families, their neighbors, and their local communities. 

If you are considering a local CERT program for your community, workplace, or organization and would like additional information about CERT emergency preparedness training, please contact Don Sowers at Volunteer Tennessee for guidance. 

Tennessee Local CERT Programs
Email Contacts List

The following are locally based (Community) CERT programs, unless otherwise indicated. For more information about a specific CERT program in Tennessee, please contact them via their email link below. To search for a nearby CERT program by Zip code see: Find a CERT.

1.         2Serve Disaster Preparedness - email

2.          Advent CERT & Disaster Services - email

3.          Arlington Fire Dept. CERT - email

4.          City of Bartlett CERT - email

5.           Civil Air Patrol - Millington Composite Squadron CERT - email

6.           Claiborne County EMA CERT - email

7.           Columbia Fire & Rescue CERT - email

8.           Crockett County EMA CERT - email

9.           Cumberland County CERT - email

10.        Elizabethton / Carter County CERT - email

11.        Fayette County EMA CERT - email

12.        Germantown CERT - email

13.        Greeneville / Greene County OEM - CERT - email

14.        Houston County EMA CERT - email

15.        Knoxville-Knox County EMA CERT - email

16.        Lebanon Public Safety CERT Team - email

17.        Lee University (Campus CERT) - email

18.        Mason Fire Dept. CERT - email

19.        Medical Support Command/National Disaster Response (Munford) - email

20.        Millington Fire Dept. CERT - email

21.        Montgomery County EMA CERT - email

22.        Nashville / Davidson County OEM CERT - email

23.        New Hope (Roane County) - email

24.        Roane County EMA-OES CERT - email

25.        Sevier County EMA CERT - email

26.        Shelby County EMA CERT - email

27.        Spring Hill CERT - email

28.        Tennessee Disaster Response Team (Monterey Lions Club) - email

29.        VA - Tennessee Valley Healthcare System - EMRT - email

30.        Washington County/Johnson City CERT - email

31.        Weakley County EMA CERT - email

32.        Williamson County EMA CERT - email

Volunteer Tennessee provides guidance and acts as a liaison to FEMA for locally led CERT programs in Tennessee. If your Tennessee CERT program is not listed above, please contact Don Sowers

Don Sowers, Disaster Volunteer Services Manager
Don Sowers, Disaster Volunteer Services Manager