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 on August 14th. If you’d like to be notified by email when registration starts, please send an email to Dave Sinclair at and you can be added to the notification list. Please do not send in or drop off registration materials prior to August 14th. The class will be filled in the order applications with fees are received starting on that date. Due to space limitations, class size is limited to 30 people.

The fee for the class is $30 per person, part of which is used to run a mandatory background check. If you have concerns or questions about the background check, please email Dave Sinclair at prior to submitting an application. Please note that all classes must be attended in order to receive a completion certificate and to participate in Clark County CERT, so carefully review the class dates prior to registering. Make ups for classes missed may or may not be available, and if not, would have to be made up during the spring class in February/March. 

Email will be the primary source of communication after registration so please ensure that your email address on the application is very legible. Emails from the class will show up in your inbox as, so if you haven’t received a communication after registration, check your spam folder.

The schedule for the Fall 2017 CERT Basic Training class is as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 21st – 7 p.m. - 9:30 pm
Thursday, Sept. 28th – 7 p.m. - 9:30 pm
Thursday, Oct. 5th – 7 p.m. - 9:30 pm
Saturday, Oct. 7th – 9 am – 3 pm
Thursday, Oct. 12th – 7 p.m. - 9:30 pm
Thursday, Oct. 19th – 7 p.m. - 9:30 pm
Saturday, Oct. 21st – 9 am – 12 pm (final drill)

Click here for the course registration form

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
CERT Coordinator
Firefighter/Paramedic Dave Sinclair
Clark County District 6
Phone: 576-1195

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