After two years the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is once again accepting student citizens. Classes start in June and run through much of July. If you’re interested act fast, because classes fill up quickly!
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. To learn more or sign up go to CERT’s website here.