Community 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.
CERT 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 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.
- The next CERT training classes are scheduled for Spring, Summer and Fall of 2019. Please click here to submit your interest.
- All classes are currently full. If you are still interested in joining a CERT team, please sign up to be on the wait list.
- Registering for a CERT training does not guarantee your spot in the class. You will be contacted by your local CERT leader to confirm class registration.