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Community Emergency Response Team
Community Emergency Response Team Do you know what to do in the event of a natural or man-made disaster?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is a FREE course offered by the City of Naples, which educates people on disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. CERT participants receive specialized training in the following area:

  • Fire Safety and Suppression
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Team Organization and the Incident Command System
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism
Upon completion of the CERT program, you will receive FREE CERT gear, to make you an effective first responder in your community. Contact Crime Prevention Officer Bill Gonsalves for more information, including upcoming class schedules.

Naples CERT Assist in Search for Adji Desir
Personnel from the Naples Police & Fire Department along with the Naples Community Emergency Response Team “CERT” assisted the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in the search for Adji Desir.

Adji is the six year old boy from Immokalee who disappeared on January 10th from Farm Workers Village on State Road 29 in Immokalee. Over the course of five days approximately thirty-two people from Naples CERT and NPFD participated in the massive search.

Between the CERT volunteers and Police & Fire personnel, we assisted the Sheriff’s Office in the following ways:

  • Distributing flyers
  • Conducting grid and area searches
  • Assisting in door to door interviews
  • Translating for Law Enforcement
  • Searches on ATV’s
  • Scribing information for Law Enforcement
  • Checking canals, culverts and ditches
The participants had all been previously trained in these types of activities and volunteered without hesitation in an effort to locate Adji Desir.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Adji, or any other missing child, please call the Naples Police at 239-213-4844 or the Collier County Sheriff at 239-774-4434.