CERT in Action! Stories
Stories of how CERTs have participated in emergency response and other public safety
CERT in Action! is about sharing the stories of local CERT Programs whose Teams have responded in emergencies,
assisted in public safety efforts, or participated in other community service projects. Beyond training, drills and
exercises, "CERT in Action!" captures how Teams make a difference in their community. The shared stories will
enable all CERT Programs to benefit from the experiences of individual programs. Additional stories will be added
to the site regularly. If you have a story about your "CERT in Action!" please let us know by contacting us at
When you submit your story, please be sure to include the following information in your email:
2 - 4 paragraphs on how the CERT(s) were used, types of activities they performed, number of team
members activated, any challenges and/or successes experienced during the activation
If you have a picture to submit, please list the people in the picture and the activity they are performing.
Also, prior to posting your story online we will reach out to the contact person to confirm the facts. We look
forward to your stories, and thank you in advance for sharing with the CERT community.