The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps make Tualatin a more resilient community by teaching our neighbors about disaster preparedness and hazards that may impact our city. This includes basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Ongoing efforts of the CERT teamwork to make us more prepared, and ready to bounce back once a major disaster occurs.
Using the training, new members can assist others in their neighborhoods or workplaces when professional responders cannot immediately help. CERT volunteers attend a 7-week training and engage in community emergency preparedness activities throughout the year as part of a team that is the backbone of the city’s emergency volunteer response. If you are ready to make a commitment to Tualatin’s emergency preparedness, CERT might be for you!
The training is free. Classes are on Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There are two training sessions each year. The Spring class starts Mar. 5, and space is limited. To enroll, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.