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The CERT Trailer has undergone a transformation from a plain white trailer, to something that will easily be recognized in the event of a CERT activation.  


Appointment of a new Operations and Training Officer


CERT at EMS Week at Lowes


DES and CERT participated in EMS Week activities at Lowes in Waynesboro and Chambersburg  Press Release


If Disaster Strikes, are you or your family at risk?  Find out by answering ten simple questions. If your answers show you may be at risk, you can then complete a Family Plan.  Once completed you can keep the information in a secure location that is easily accessible in the event you need it.  If you prefer to complete the form in Excel so you can save it, please click here 


Community Emergency Response Team:  CERT Training Materials Now Available in Spanish



Download the FC-CERT brochure

Covering the following municipalities in Franklin County

Chambersburg Borough, Greencastle Borough, Mercersburg Borough, Mont Alto Borough,
Orrstown Borough, Waynesboro Borough, Antrim Township, Fannett Township,
Greene Township, Guilford Township, Hamilton Township, Letterkenny Township,
Lurgan Township, Metal Town ship, Montgomery Township, Peters Township, Quincy Township,
St Thomas Township, Southampton Township, Warren Township, Washington Township

Information for Agencies and Public Officials

What is CERT?

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 classroom 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.


For more information on the Pennsylvania and Nationwide CERT program, please visit:


Request FC-CERT Application

Email: with your email address and contact number


Download pdf, print, complete and mail to:


Franklin County Dept of Emergency Services


390 New York Ave

Chambersburg PA  17201