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Auburn CERT and Emergency Communications Volunteers

CERT - Community members who have completed the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training may apply to become credentialed emergency workers within the city, allowing them to aid in local and regional disasters. Volunteers also have the opportunity to participate in local and regional continuing education activities, including training and field exercises. Auburn CERT volunteers assist the community by providing disaster preparedness training, safety demonstrations, crowd control and other activities at community events.

Emergency Communications - The Auburn Area Emergency Communications Team (AAECT) is a group of volunteer amateur radio operators in the Auburn area who are credentialed emergency workers within the city and are Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) qualified. AAECT members engage in activities that:

  • Support the City of Auburn Office of Emergency Management through participation in disaster planning, preparedness, and response activities
  • Provide radio support for CERT education and CERT drills
  • Provide communications support for the Auburn Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during emergency activations, drills, and exercises
  • Support amateur radio by recruiting new radio operators
  • Support amateur radio by demonstrating the value of amateur radio to the community

Additional information and team membership requirements please view the AAECT Flyer (PDF)


The City of Auburn believes volunteers enhance the City's ability to maintain and improve the quality of life in our community. If you are interested in volunteering as a CERT or AAECT member, you can complete the Volunteer Application online or at the Human Resources office at City Hall, 25 W Main ST or call 253-931-3077 and request a packet be mailed to you.