Community Emergency Response Team

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Who We Are


The Rochester CERT is a group of citizen volunteers who train monthly to assist with large scale events and major disasters. All members have gone through a basic training course and cover topics including first aid, wide area searches, radio communications, victim extrication, HAZMAT, and disaster psychology. We strive to do the greatest good for the greatest number of people, and we accomplish this mission by being an extension of the police and fire departments.

What We Do


Every year the CERT assists with traffic and crowd control for large scale events such as the Big Bright Light Show, Arts and Apples, and similar events held within the City of Rochester. During these events, CERT members also provide a basic first aid station, search for lost children, and other event specific duties that arise which require trained personnel. CERT members have also participated in wide area searches for missing people. Occasionally we are called upon by neighboring jurisdictions when they have events that will require resources above and beyond what their police and fire departments can provide.
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Join Our Team


If you are interested in joining our team or are simply looking for training on what to do in an emergency, we offer a basic training course on an annual basis. This course is free and has no duty requirement with it. We hope that after the course you will join our team, but there is requirement to do so. Please call the fire department at 248-651-4470 or email us at RochesterCERT@gmail.com. We look forward to you joining our team!