Community Emergency Response Team

CERT Maui County

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. 

Using the training learned in the Hybrid CERT Basic Training and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

  1. Everett Balmores

    Staff Specialist / CERT Program Manager
    Phone: (808) 270-7326

  2. Darryl J. Takeda

    CERT Membership Coordinator
    Phone: (808) 270-7288

Participants learn how to:

CERT Fire Training

  • Identify and anticipate hazards
  • Reduce fire hazards in the home and workplace
  • Extinguish small fires
  • Assist emergency responders
  • Conduct light search and rescue
  • Set up medical treatment areas
  • Apply basic medical techniques


Who should take CERT training?

CERT Graduates

  • People interested in taking an active role in hometown preparedness
  • Neighborhood Watch groups
  • Community leaders
  • Parents
  • Communities of faith
  • Members of clubs and civic organizations


Hybrid CERT Basic Training

The new Hybrid CERT Basic Training is a 30-hour program, consisting of 12 hours online, self-paced curriculum (offered in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese) and 18 hours in-person skills assessment and field exercises. Sponsored by the Maui County Emergency Management Agency, CERT is taught by Maui Fire Department instructors and is provided free of charge under a Homeland Security grant.

New CERT Volunteers

To register for the 12 hour online, self-paced curriculum, click English, Spanish, or Mandarin Chinese.  Choose Maui Emergency Management Agency as "Your CERT Organization".  Once you complete the online portion of the Hybrid CERT Basic Training, you will be placed on the list for next in-person skills assessment and field exercise class.

In-Person Skills Assessment and Field Exercise Schedule

Class 2023-01-MOL

Island: Moloka'i

Location: TBD

Saturday, January 28, 2023: 8 am to 5 pm - Skills Assessment

Saturday, February 4, 2023: 8 am to 5 pm - Skills Assessment and Field Exercise

You must attend all 18 hours of the in-person skills assessment and field exercise portion of the Hybrid CERT Basic Training to receive your graduation certificate.

Previously trained CERT Volunteers

Email your CERT Basic Training certificate to cert@mauicounty.gov and you will be placed on our Active distribution list to receive information about on-going CERT training, monthly CERT meetings, and CERT news.

Contact US

For further information and to register for a CERT course, contact Maui County Emergency Management Agency at (808) 270-7285 or email cert@mauicounty.gov