What is CERT?

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of resident volunteers who have received training in the basics of:
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Fire safety
  • Disaster medical operations
  • Light search and rescue
  • Terrorism response
Although not included in the CERT training, some of our members are certified for CPR and/or HAM radio operation.
The primary function of CERT is to provide emergency response in our community for disasters such as hurricanes and tsunamis until such time as the professional emergency First Responders arrive on the scene. CERT is not intended to be a permanent substitute for fire, police, or ambulance services. Each CERT member is required to tend to his/her own family and home first before reporting for community assistance.

Rory Enright, Princeville CERT Co-Chair
Maylette Garces, Princeville CERT Chair

Sign Up for County of Kauai's Emergency Notifications

You can receive voice, text, and/or email notifications about emergency situations and other public alerts within the County of Kauai. Examples of civil defense emergencies include tsunamis, hurricanes, flash floods, and any other situation that could impact the safety, property, or welfare of Kauaʻi residents.

For more information and to register,  click here.

Emergency Planning Guides / Resources

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Food & Water in an Emergency
KIUC Storm Sense Guide
American Red Cross Family Disaster Plan