Tualatin CIO President’s Report

Tualatin CERT team volunteers train at the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Training Center
Tualatin CERT team volunteers train at the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Training Center. Courtesy/Tualatin CERT
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Be Ready for Whatever Life Throws Your Way

When you see floods and earthquake coverage on the news, do you feel secure knowing that your family is prepared? If a disaster hit your town, would you know how to keep your family safe and help your neighbors if needed? Could you use a little help getting your “go bag” organized and brush up on some basic first-aid skills?

The Tualatin Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) can help. CERT trains volunteers within Tualatin to be more prepared and able to assist others. Members learn about disaster preparedness and hazards that could impact our city. The team teaches basic disaster response skills, including fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Ongoing practice and community service opportunities allow CERT to help our neighborhoods to better handle whatever comes next. CERT training is a national program designed to prepare communities in the event of a disaster. Trained instructors guide participants through a 25-hour FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) course covering basic skills that are important to know when emergency services may not be available.

Help yourself, your family, and your neighbors get better prepared by joining the CERT team. A free Spring 2023 training class starts on March 7th. Volunteers will meet virtually on Zoom on Tuesday evenings for 7 weeks and then in-person two Saturdays (4/22 and 4/29) for practical training. Space is limited. 

Please contact info@tualatincert.org to enroll.

Tualatin CIO

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