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CERTCommunity Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a National program designed to prepare Clackamas Fire District #1 residents to help themselves, their families and neighbors, in the event of a disaster. Trained instructors guide participants through a 25 hour FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) course that covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available.

CERTCERT provides training in earthquake awareness, disaster fire suppression techniques, disaster medical operations, first aid/triage, light search and rescue as well as team organization and management. Initial CERT training concludes with a disaster simulation and comprehensive course review. CERT training events are taught by trained emergency service personnel, including firefighters and emergency medical services personnel, with an emphasis on hands-on practice. CERT Brochure - CLICK HERE.

  • CERT training class sizes are limited.
    Class inclusion is based on a first come, first served basis.
    If the current course is full, you will be placed on a waiting list for upcoming classes.


  • Our October CERT class is currently FULL.
    To sign up for a future class, please register below.

  • REGISTRATION: CERT Class Registration Form.

For more information on CERT programs in your area, please contact:

  • Willamette Falls (Oregon City & West Linn)
    Mark Steel via email.

  • The City of Milwaukie
    Linda Hedges via email

  • The City of Happy Valley
    Stephen Sirkin via email

  • Boring/Damascus
    Karl Westcott via email

...or contact Gregg Ramirez at 503-754-2902, by email, or visit the federal CERT website HERE


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