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 the spring on April 18, 25, and May 2, 2020 and for the fall on October 10, 17, and 24, 2020. Please click here to submit your interest.
- The 2020 classes are filling up fast. If you are interested in joining a CERT team, please sign up to be on our 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.
Dr. Jeremy Riddle
Dr. Bryce Colson
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