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City of Miami Beach
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.

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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

Request a Preparedness Workshop or Table

The Miami Beach Division of Emergency Management works with residents, homeowners associations, civic groups, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and houses of worship, and businesses to strenghthen the level of emergency preparedness. Staff from the Division of Emergency Management as well as Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers are available to deliver emergency preparedness presentations to community organizations and homeowners asociations, work with businesses/honprofits and staff emergency preparedness exhibits at local events.

To request a presentation or the for the Division of Emergency Management/CERT presence at an event, please submit a form request.

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Upcoming CERT Training & Events

Community Emergency Response Team In-Class Training

City of Miami Beach - Division of Emergency Management 2310 Pine Tree Drive, 3rd floor, Miami Beach, FL, United States

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may occur where they live. CERT trains volunteers in basic disaster response skills, such […]

CERT Volunteers Needed: Miami Beach Turtle Fest 2024

Altos Del Mar Park 76 Street & Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida

Turtle Fest will provide a fun and educational experience for families and community members of all ages. Our goal is to hand out preparedness information for the upcoming hurricane season, […]


Know Your Hurricane Risk Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Find out how rain, wind, water and even tornadoes could happen far inland from where a hurricane or tropical […]

CERT Volunteers Appreciation at Miami Beach Commission Meeting

Miami Beach Convention Center, Rooms 222-225 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

CERT volunteers will be shown appreciation by our City Commissioners at the monthly "Presentation and Awards" Commission Meeting. A special recognition will also be given to Miami Beach CERT volunteer […]


Your pets are an important member of your family, so they need to be included in your family’s emergency plan. To prepare for the unexpected follow these tips with your […]

CERT Volunteer Opportunity – National Homeland Security Conference

Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

CERT Volunteers are needed to assist in various programs and field trips for the National Homeland Security Conference.   Number of Volunteers Needed: Approximately 65   If interested in volunteering, […]

Form Request for DEM Presentation or Event Attendance

  • dem@miamibeachfl.gov

  • 305.673.7736 ext. 7736

  • Office

    2310 Pine Tree Drive, Third Floor
    Miami Beach, FL 33140

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Sunday | 24/7