Tulalip Tribes
Emergency Management

6406 Marine Dr.
Tulalip, WA 98271

Phone: 360-716-4006

Emergency Response Guide

Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT)

Tulalip Tribes Community Emergency Response Team

The Tulalip Tribes Office of Emergency Management has an active Tribal CERT program to help Tribal members and employees protect themselves, their families, friends and neighbors during an emergency or disaster. To find out about upcoming classes or to volunteer, please contact or visit us.

Tulalip CERT teams are groups of neighborhood and community-based volunteers that undergo an intensive, 11-week training program in disaster preparedness

and basic response skills. Several of the topics include Fire Safety, Search and Rescue, and Disaster Medical Operations. After completing training, these teams act to support the local community by assisting the various emergency agencies that prepare for and respond to disasters.

As a rule, emergency services personnel are the best equipped to respond to emergencies. However, following a catastrophic disaster, CERT teams can handle initial emergency recovery while they wait for professional First Responders.

During non-emergency situations, CERT teams educate their communities on emergency preparedness.

CERT Mission Statement

The Tulalip Tribes Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains neighborhood and community-based volunteer teams to:

  • Inform, educate, and train their neighbors about disaster preparedness
  • Assist public safety agencies and local community boards with public events
  • Respond to local disasters in accordance with CERT protocols and support emergency personnel upon their arrival and request
  • Assist agencies in managing spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site

For more information on CERT in this area, please visit the Region 1 CERT webPortal.