If you're interested in attending CERT training...

The CERT class will be held on Tuesday nights, 6:30-8:30 beginning on March 25th and ending on May 13th. The class will be held at the Barnstable County Health & Environment, (Old Jail) Harborview Conference Center, 3195 Main Street, Barnstable.

Anyone interested in attending can fill out the ‘Application for Volunteer Service’ and the ‘CORI’ form below and send them to Deputy Sheriff Chrystal LaPine at the above listed address or fax it to 508-428-9835.

To register, follow the link below:

Application for Volunteer Service

Individual Authorization For CORI Check

2012 CERT Class Photo


The Federal Emergency Management Agency, using the model created by the Los Angeles City Fire Department, began promoting nationwide use of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept in 1994. Since then, CERTs have been established in hundreds of communities. The goal of the CERT is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into emergency response capability for their area.

If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional response, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. CERT skills also apply to daily emergencies.

The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office manages the Cape Cod CERT program. The training is free, and many volunteers are willing to serve on an on-call basis for regional disasters. We understand in an emergency you may need to protect your own family and property. If available, we hope you will be willing to help others by deploying with the Cape Cod CERT Team.

CERT Training covers:

Disaster Preparedness

Fire Safety

Disaster Medical Operations
- Triage & Treating Life Threatening Injuries
- Assessment, Treatment, and Hygiene

Light Search and Rescue

Team Organization

Disaster Psychology

Terrorism and CERT


Online EMI Community Emergency Response Team course

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CERT members participated in a Mass Decontamination and Personal Protective Equipment training at the Falmouth Fire Department along-side staff from Falmouth Hospital and the Falmouth FD, August 2009.


CERT members learn to drive school buses at Falmouth High School. The training was sponsored by the Falmouth Local Emergency Planning Committee, in cooperation with the Falmouth Fire Department and the Falmouth Public Schools.

Members of the Cape Cod, Yarmouth, Sandwich, and Mashpee CERT Teams organized a light search & rescue operation at BSA Camp Greenough in Yarmouth. CERT members established an incident command structure, opened a command post, searched approx 1/3 of the camp's land area, and took a class on Map & Compass and Rescue carries.



CERT Ham Radio Technicians learn how to setup mobile units and antennas under

the direction of Cape Cod ARES instructors Frank O’Laughlin and Dan Howard.





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Sheriff James M. Cummings
Barnstable County Sheriff's Office
6000 Sheriff's Place, Bourne, MA 02532
Phone: 508-563-4300 | Fax: 508-563-4574