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Free Class Offering: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

May 15, 2017

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Lewis & Clark now offers a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) basic training program.

Course modules begin May 31 and run through November 1 on a rotating basis to allow for participants to attend the sessions needed for completion of the program or get practice on previously learned skills. Students need to attend all sessions (in any order) and the field exercise to receive certification. Staff members must seek supervisor approval prior to attending.

The CERT program has over 2,600 registered teams nationwide, with the mission of harnessing the power of every individual—through education, training, and volunteer service—to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.

The CERT program at Lewis & Clark consists of 24 hours of independent and classroom instruction and skill-based activities, followed by a final field exercise.

Class attendees will learn:
  • Disaster first aid
  • Psychological trauma
  • Building assessments
  • Search and rescue
  • Victim extrication
  • Other elements of emergency response

If you are interested in gaining essential skills to increase your overall resilience and help your community, please register below and join us! These sessions are designed for newcomers and prior attendees of the Basic CERT course who would like to refresh their skills and knowledge.

Register for CERT classes

A minimum number of participants are needed to conduct the classes, so please register in advance. View the schedule of classes here.

Please contact Jason Holmgren with any additional questions.

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