Washington City CERT Program

The Washington City Fire Department offers Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training each year. The 8-week training course is conducted one evening per week and covers a variety of planning, prevention, and manipulative skills aimed at surviving a disaster. Participants will be expected to attend all 8 sessions, establish a three (3) day home survival kit, obtain personal safety equipment, and be a willing team participant. CERT is about people helping people.

Applications

Not actively accepting applications at this time.

Requirements

There is a requirement to attend all sessions, establish a 3-day home emergency kit, obtain personal safety equipment, and be a willing team participant. Cost for personal safety equipment is approximately $30 and its advised to purchase some equipment on your own to ensure proper fitting. The basic equipment information and where to purchase will be explained at the first class.

History

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept was developed and implemented by the City of Los Angeles Fire Department in 1985. They recognized that people will likely be on their own during the early stages of a catastrophic disaster. Accordingly, the fire department decided that some basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills would improve the ability of people to survive until responders or other assistance could arrive. The training program proved to be so successful in Los Angeles, that the Federal Emergency Management Agency felt the concept should be made available to communities nationwide. The CERT materials were expanded to make them applicable to all types of disasters and provided to local agencies. Recognizing the value of this program the Washington City Fire Department offers CERT classes to our community.



Official CERT Website on FEMA.gov

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Overview of CERT program in Northern Utah.

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