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

Due to the on-going presence of COVID and the increasing number of positive cases in Clark County, we are once again postponing our training classes. We hope to schedule our first session for late February through March, 2022, so please check CERTClarkCountyWA.com for more info.