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 Fall of 2022. All classes, with the exception of the final class, 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. 

Classes start September 1 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. every Thursday (5 classes) plus the final class on October 1 (Saturday morning).  Class is limited to 30 participants.  (Class is currently full)

Fall 2022 Schedule 

 Date/Time  Class 
September 1 Units 1 & 2
6 - 8:30 p.m.
(Disaster Preparedness & Cert Organization)
September 8 Units 3 & 4
 6 - 8:30 p.m. Disaster Medical Operations
September 15 Units 6
 6 - 8:30 p.m. Fire Safety & Utility Controls 
September 22 Units 5 & 8
6 - 8:30 p.m.   Disaster Psychology & Terrorism and CERT
September 29 Units 7
6 - 8:30 p.m. Light Search & Rescue Operations
October 1 Course Review/Disaster Simulation
 9 a.m. - Noon Final Exam

Contact Us

  1. Griselda Finestead

    Administrative Assistant

    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 Griselda Finestead at 817-426-9192 or via email.