Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)

CERT is back!

You can make a difference during a disaster, and the next class runs from June to July.

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.

Fire District 6 and the Vancouver Fire Department pool their resources to train citizens of all ages and backgrounds to assist in their neighborhood in the event of a disaster. To learn more go to CERT’s website here.

CERT training is a 20+ hour class that teaches citizens to take care of their families and neighborhoods after a disaster strikes. Topics taught include:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Basic fire suppression
  • Disaster medical operations
  • Light search and rescue
  • Disaster psychology
  • Organization and communications
  • Terrorism awareness