Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)
You can make a difference during a 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.
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