The New York City Community Emergency Response Team (NYC CERT) program supports New York City's communities before, during, and after emergencies. NYC CERT members are dedicated volunteers who undergo a training program that provides basic response skills needed for fire safety, light search and rescue, community disaster support, disaster medical operations, and traffic control.

NYC CERT basic training is available to all New York City residents, as well as those who work in New York City. To apply to become a CERT member, you must be 18 years of age or older, live or work in New York City, and pass a NYC Emergency Management background check.


Sign up to be a CERT volunteer.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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