CERT Program

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The CERT Program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergencies in their community during times of disaster. Participants receive training in the following areas:
  • Basic emergency medical care
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Fire suppression
  • Light search and rescue techniques
  • Other topics as taught by professional first responders

CERT Training

The Burleson Fire Marshal’s office will be hosting CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training in the Spring of 2019. All classes, except possibly the final class, will be hosted at Burleson Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd.
Students will learn how to manage utilities and put out small fires; open airways, control bleeding, and treat for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; organize as a team; and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.

You do not have to join the team to go through training. Classes are open to citizens of Burleson, or employees of a Burleson business, who are at least 18 years old. The City will do a background check of all CERT applicants. 

Spring 2020 Schedule 

 Date/Time  Class 
March 24  
6 - 6:45 p.m.
6:45 - 8 p.m.  Unit 1: Disaster Preparation
8:15 - 9 p.m. Unit 2: Disaster Psychology  

March 26
6 - 6:45 p.m.
Unit 3: CERT Organization
6:45 - 7:15 p.m.
Unit 4: CERT Documentation 
 7:30 - 9 p.m. Unit 5: Light Search and Rescue
March 31  
6 - 7:30 p.m. Unit 6: Disaster Medical Operations
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Unit 7: Disaster Medical Operations
April 2  
6 - 7:30 p.m.   Unit 8: Fire Safety
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Unit 9: Terrorism and CERT
April 4  
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Unit 10: Course Review/Disaster Simulation/Final Exam

Contact Us

  1. Stacy Singleton

    Fire Marshal

    Jessica Eiswald
    Fire Inspector/Investigator

    Fire Marshal's Office

    828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd. (physical)
    141 W. Renfro St. (mailing)
    Burleson, TX 76028-4296

    Staff Directory

More Information

If you would like to join the CERT Program, contact Fire Inspector/Investigator Jessica Eiswald at 817-426-9177 or via email.