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1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

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CERT: The Miami Beach Community Emergency Response Team

Miami Beach Emergency Management offers the FEMA-sponsored Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Following a large-scale emergency, professional first responders may not be immediately available as they are tasked with multiple priorities. Through CERT training, individuals and organizations learn life-saving response skills to help each other until professionals arrive.

CERT Training & Events Gallery

If you are interested in volunteering with the City of Miami Beach in any capacity (following a disaster or not) you are required to complete the CERT course.

CERT training is offered as a series of classes that total 24 hours, including a simulated disaster drill. Completion of all modules is necessary to obtain certification. The course is offered in a hybrid format.  Eight (8) hours of the course can be completed online through independent study, followed by two 8-hour sessions of hands-on training.

Topics include the following:

  • Hazard Identification & Disaster Preparedness
  • Response Team Organization and Communication
  • Fire Safety and Suppression
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Terrorism Awareness
  • Disaster Psychology and Emotional Impacts
  • Comprehensive Final Drill

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cert newsletter

2023 Quarterly Newsletter January - April

Upcoming CERT Training & Events


"If you're sitting in your home or at your desk at work looking at Twitter, ask yourself ‘what if?’ Where would you go if life-threatening weather approaches your area? Spend […]

City CERT Leadership Meeting

Microsoft Team Meeting

To discuss Hurricane Preparedness Week activity(s). Check email for 2/21/2023 regarding link to Microsoft Team meeting.

CERT Volunteer Opportunity: Autism Awareness Fitness Fair

Miami Beach Senior High School, 2231 Prairie Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

CERT Volunteers are needed to provide preparedness material to approximately 200 middle/high school students. Volunteers needed 8AM - 1:30PM: 2 volunteers If interested in volunteering, send email to cert@miamibeachfl.gov.


National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers,  like CERT volunteerswho lend their use their time, talent, voice and resources to meet the critical needs of our […]

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