Established in 2022, the Mendota Heights Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of citizen volunteers who are trained in emergency preparedness for large-scale disaster incidents that may impact our community.
CERT training is offered to residents and those who work in Mendota Heights. The training program educates Team members about overall emergency preparedness and basic disaster response skills such as fire suppression, light search and rescue, team organization and medical operations.
Using their training from the classroom and hands-on exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhoods, workplaces or schools following events when professional emergency responders need assistance or are not immediately available to help.
The City of Mendota Heights is seeking volunteers to participate in the 2023 CERT Training and join the Team. Classes will take place at the Fire Station from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays, March 2-May 4, with no class on March 30. The training and materials are free; class size is limited to 20 people.
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please send and email with your name and contact information by Wednesday, Feb. 15.