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New Bern CERT

New Bern Fire-Rescue Department
Date last updated: Mar 16, 2017

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: April 2005

Geographic Area: NEW BERN (Local) (28560, 28561, 28562, 28563, 28564)

Point of Contact:
Susan Walker

1700 Greenbrier Court
New Bern, NC 28562

(252) 675-8144


On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 1 time a year.

Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 6

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 60

Local CERT Programs offer training to the general public and/or to particular groups in the community. This CERT Program holds classes for the following groups:

  • General public / Open classes

  • Specific neighborhood groups

Language(s) in which the program conducts CERT training:

  • English

Supplemental Training

Does this program offer or require supplemental training in addition to the CERT Basic Training Course? Yes

Supplemental training conducted, recommended, and/or required for CERT members:

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)


A total of 20 CERTs have participated in 1 exercise.

CERT in Action


Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:1

Types of emergencies/disasters to which the CERTs have responded:

  • Flood

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Sandbagging

Non-Emergency Functions

Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:

  • Support emergency planning, exercises, and drills in the community, including for neighborhoods, schools, and businesses

  • Support for public safety at community events

Additional CERT Program Information