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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT Training

This training helps residents to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in our community. The course includes hands on exercises, tabletop disaster scenarios, disaster preparedness overview, light search and rescue and basic disaster first aid. At the conclusion of the course, residents will feel prepared and confident in their ability to take care of their family and neighborhood following an unexpected disaster.  Classes are hosted at the police department in our Training Room.

Date and location: training dates will be posted here when available.

Elgin Police Department, 151 Douglas Ave Elgin IL 60120
Second floor training room                        

CERT Graduation
CERT Graduation

Learn more about CERT with the presentation information provided below:

CERT Presentation

Preparedness makes sense for people with disabilities and other access and functional needs. Please view this video, provided by FEMA, for more information: 




Karen Flanagan

Office of Emergency Management Coordinator

Karen Flanagan

(847) 289-2533



151 Douglas Ave.

Elgin, IL 60120



Monday – Friday

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.