Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a National program designed to prepare Clackamas Fire District #1 residents to help themselves, their families and neighbors, in the event of a disaster. Trained instructors guide participants through a 25-hour FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) course that covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available.
COVID-19 restrictions have prevented Clackamas Fire from offering in-person classes during 2020 and to date in 2021. The University of Utah offers an accredited online Basic CERT course available through their Course Catalog. Upon completion of the course, you can register to complete CERT certification with a final, hands-on exercise, which will be scheduled when health restrictions permit. If you are interested in completing the course, please contact Emergency Manager Gregg Ramirez for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (503)742-2775.
CERT training events are taught by trained instructors with an emphasis on hands-on practice.
- CERT training class sizes are limited.
- Class inclusion is based on a first come, first served basis.
- If the current course is full, you will be placed on a waiting list for upcoming classes.