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CERT Training Begins Tonight at 6:30 PM Charleston Fire Department
SPRING CERT TRAINING begins April 4, 2013. 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the Charleston Fire Hall.
April 4th Disaster Preparedness (Mikel Chavez)
April 11th Fire Safety (Charleston Fire)
April 18th Light Search and Rescue (Charleston Fire)
April 25th Disaster Medical Operations Part I (Connie Bunnell)
May 2nd Disaster Medical Operations Part II (Connie/Kathy)
May 9th CERT Organization (Mikel Chavez)
May 16th Disaster Psychology (Carloyn McGuire)
May 23rd Terrorism and CERT (TBA)
SUMMER CERT TRAINING begins June 17, 2013. 8:00 AM at North Bend High School.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
You will learn Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Operations and Triage, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology and Team Organization using the Incident Command System.
Total course time is 23 hours held over several days and ends with a final realistic Disaster Simulation where your training will be pushed to its limit.
CERT training is free of charge unless you are pursuing continuing education credits (2). You can register for the classes through Southwestern Oregon Community College Community Education at (541) 888-7328 or by calling Dave Hudson, CERT Coordinator at (541) 808-1776.