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CERT

 

Community Emergency Response Team

Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)


REGISTRATION FOR THE FALL CERT CLASS IS CLOSED!  THE CLASS IS FULL.

 

The fall CERT class has filled up quickly and is now full. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any more registration materials for that class.

The spring CERT class will be held in February / March 2019 and will tentatively start on Thursday, February 21st and end on Saturday, March 23rd. All class dates for the spring class have not been finalized yet but will be posted on this website as soon as they are.

If you missed getting into the fall class and/or are interested in attending the spring class, send an email to Dave Sinclair at  cert@ccfd6.org  and you will be put on the notification list so you’ll receive an email when registration for the spring class begins.

When first responders like the fire department are overwhelmed due to a significant earthquake, flood, or fire, trained CERT members act as an extension of first responder services by providing immediate assistance to victims until professional services can take over.

Fire District 6 and the Vancouver Fire Department pool their resources to train citizens of all ages and backgrounds to assist in their neighborhood in the event of a disaster.

 

CERT training is a 20+ hour class that teaches citizens to take care of their families and neighborhoods after a disaster strikes. Topics taught include:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Basic fire suppression
  • Disaster medical operations
  • Light search and rescue
  • Disaster psychology
  • Organization and communications
  • Terrorism awareness

 

What do CERT members do?
 In the event of a disaster CERT members are trained to:
  • Check on neighbors safety
  • Suppress small fires using a fire extinguisher
  • Conduct light urban search and rescue
  • Provide emergency medical aid and psychological comfort to their neighbors
  • Organize and direct other neighbors who offer assistance
  • Assist, on a volunteer basis, outside their neighborhood. For example, sandbagging during a flood emergency.

For more information please contact

CERT Coordinator
Firefighter/Paramedic Dave Sinclair
Clark County District 6
Phone: 360-576-1195

Links for more information:

Ready.gov
cresa911.org
Redcross.org

 
 

 

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