Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)
You can make a difference during a disaster!
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
We’re sorry, but the spring CERT class has filled up and we can no longer accept any more registration applications.
If you are still interested in taking the class and would like to be notified by email when registration for the fall class begins, please send an email to Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org and your name will be put on the notification list. The fall class runs during September and October. Final dates will be posted here when those dates are final.