Learn about the Northern Iowa Community Emergency Response Team in Cerro Gordo County.

CERT is about preparedness – people helping people, safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. CERT members have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace and community and can take steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their homes or workplace.

CERT can provide operational and logistical support to all City, County, State and Federal Emergency Services.

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Consider joining CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) where there are always beneficial skills to learn and friends to be made. 

What is CERT training? 

CERT training teaches you readiness and response skills. Hands-on practice and realistic exercises prepare you for the unexpected in your community. Newly taught leadership skills empower you to safely respond to an emergency and assist victims without endangering yourself or others. You'll be equipped with skills that last a lifetime.


Cerro Gordo CERT Volunteer Application

  1. I hereby certify that the information contained in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. You hereby authorize to make any investigation of my personal history deemed necessary for consideration to attend the Cerro Gordo County Community Emergency Response Team training.

  2. Please type your full name to serve as an electronic signature.

County Courthouse

220 N. Washington Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
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Courthouse Hours

M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Holidays
Department Hours May Vary