Depoe Bay Fire District offers the CERT Basic Training class starting March 13
The Depoe Bay Fire District is pleased to offer its annual CERT Basic Training class beginning Thursday, March 13, at 6pm at the Gleneden Beach Fire Station. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is about readiness, rescuer safety and people helping themselves, their families, and their neighbors in a variety of potential disaster scenarios. It is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; offer emergency medical care and provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.
CERT is a program of the US Citizen Corps which is coordinated nationally by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The Depoe Bay Fire District CERT program is widely recognized in our state as a premiere CERT organization. Those citizens who live or work in the fire district and who complete the class will be equiped with a backpack filled with emergency equipment. More importantly, attendees will leave with the knowledge that they are much better prepared to meet any disaster challenges that arrive on our beautiful Oregon Coast. And, they will meet some of the most amazing people that live in the fire district and get connected and engaged with what is happening in our county in emergency management.
To enroll, just go to www.DepoeBayCERT.org or contact us at info@DepoeBayCERT.org.