CERT Community Emergency Response Team

CERT Training
SPRING CERT TRAINING begins April 4, 2013. 6:30 PM at the Charleston Fire Hall.

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) 888-1776.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 and is filed under Events, Local News.