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Community Emergency Response Team


The Weber Fire District can help enhance your organization or your community's disaster preparedness. Disasters, whether natural or "man-made," can strike communities each year, causing significant damage and disruption. Be it earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, or floods, the impact reverberates through all sectors of society.

Community Emergency Response Teams are a crucial resource in disaster mitigation, particularly within the initial 72 hours when professional emergency responders might face obstacles like damaged infrastructure and communication disruptions. CERT training equips citizens to step in during the critical window, addressing their own and their community's immediate needs.

The CERT Course follows a hybrid approach, blending training from Weber Fire District's seasoned emergency personnel, including firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians. The curriculum encompasses Disaster Preparedness, Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology and Team Organization, and Terrorism awareness.


Classes are designed for optimal learning with a target size of 10 or more participants. The cost per student is $35. This fee covers instruction, materials, and necessary equipment, ensuring that participants receive comprehensive training.

By working together, CERTs become a formidable force, capable of employing the fundamental skills acquired during this course to save lives and safeguard property. By collaborating, we can fortify our communities against adversity.

For more information or become a member of your local area C.E.R.T. please contact:

Valerie Lopez

Emergency Management Support Coordinator


Phone: 801-778-6688

Barry Locke, Driver/Engineer
WFD CERT Program Director

Phone: 801-782-3580

CERT Flyer - page 1
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Additional Information

Emergency Notification

It is crucial to get accurate information disseminated to people quickly during an emergency.  To make your emergency plan effective, you should plan to use multiple communication methods for receiving directions and updates. ​​

  • Emergency Alert System (EAS): These are provided over the radio and TV.

  • Social Media: Weber County, you cities, and Weber Fire District all have Facebook and Twitter accounts. 

  • Phones: CodeRED, allows emergency messages to you via phone call to a landline or mobile device and through text, and email.

We encourage all citizens to sign up for CodeRED. It is free to sign up here! Or simply download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app. 

Weber County Significant Hazards




Mock Disaster Training 2004

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