Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The City of Wilmington Office of Emergency Management conducts Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT). Classes included several representatives of the business community and the Wilmington Fire Department Explorers. Students participate in a 16-hour course including classroom training and hands-on training. Participants receive training from Emergency First Responders and instructors trained through the Federal Emergency Management Agency at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland on the eight phases of the CERT Program including:

  1. Emergency Preparedness
  2. Fire Safety
  3. Emergency Medical Operations
  4. Light Search and Rescue
  5. CERT Organization
  6. Disaster Psychology
  7. Terrorism
  8. Community Emergency Response

Upon completion of the course participants receive a certificate and a CERT Response Equipment Kit.

If you have any questions or would like to have the course presented to your community or business, please contact Margie Williams, CERT Planner & Coordinator, at (302) 576-3914.


When a snow or other weather emergency is declared, the Office of Emergency Management Operation Center is activated.

The EOC is not activated.