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

Flyer with info about the CERT Program

CERT Training

The Burleson Fire Department will be hosting CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training February 2024. All classes will be held at Burleson Fire Station #16, 250 E Hidden Creek Parkway. 

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. After class completion, those who choose to join the CERT Group will need to complete the volunteer process. 

2024 CERT Training Schedule
February 23-25, 2024 

How to register?

Step 1. Obtain a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Student ID (SID) - View step-by-step instructions (PDF)
Step 2. Create a Preparing Texas Account - View step-by-step instructions (PDF) 
Step 3. Register for G-317 CERT Course in Preparing Texas - View step-by-step instructions (PDF)

Contact Us

  1. Griselda Finestead

    Administrative Assistant

    Fire Department

    828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd. 
    Burleson, TX 76028-4296

    General CERT questions/More information

    Annual Reports


More Information

If you would like to join the CERT Program, contact Griselda Finestead at 817-426-9192 or via email.