CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Our next CERT class will start on September 21st and conclude on October 21st. Registration for that class will begin in mid-August. Check back here for more info on registration, or send an email to Dave Sinclair at email@example.com and you can be added to the notification list so you'll receive an email when registration starts for the class.
The class meets on five Thursday evenings from 7-9:30 pm, one Saturday from 9 am-2pm, and the final drill on a Saturday morning from 9 am-12 pm. A full schedule for this class will be posted here soon.
You can make a difference during a disaster
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.
Clark County CERT is a county coalition where Fire District 6 and the Vancouver Fire Department pool their resources to train citizens of all ages and backgrounds, such as students, stay-at-home moms, engineers and seniors, to assist in their neighborhood in the event of a disaster.
What do CERT members do?
In the event of a disaster CERT members are trained to:
- Check on neighbors safety
- Suppress small fires using a fire extinguisher
- Conduct light urban search and rescue
- Provide emergency medical aid and psychological comfort to their neighbors
- Organize and direct other neighbors who offer assistance
Assist, on a volunteer basis, outside their neighborhood. For example, sandbagging during a flood emergency.
For more information please contact
Firefighter/Paramedic Dave Sinclair
Clark County District 6
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