Getting To Know You: CERT

All the programs offered by Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay are designed to create a culture of preparedness. CERT is a prime example of that goal.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trains members of our community to safely respond to local emergencies such as winter storms, floods, wild fires, earthquakes or tsunamis.
In the event of an emergency, first responders — police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians — are the best trained and equipped to respond to a disaster. However, some emergencies or disasters overwhelm our communities’ immediate response capabilities.
CERT training gives volunteers the decision-making, organization and practical skills to offer immediate assistance to family members and neighbors while waiting for help. CERT members learn about potential threats and are able to take the proper steps to lessen the effect of potential hazards. With training and practice and by working as a team, CERT members focus on providing the greatest good to the greatest number, with safety as their number one priority.

Members drill regularly throughout the year and participate in community events by providing traffic control, distributing safety information and helping with security.
There’s no better way to commit to the safety and well-being of your friends and neighbors. Want to get involved? EVCNB’s unit of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has scheduled a class for those wishing to participate. Training sessions will be spread over eight days in September:
September 3 from 6 pm to 8:45 pm
September 5 from 6 pm to 8:45 pm
September 10 from 6 pm to 8:45 pm
September 12 from 6 pm to 9 pm
September 17 from 6 pm to 8:45 pm
September 19 from 6 pm to 8:45 pm
September 24 from 6 pm to 8:45 pm
September 29 from 1 pm to 3 pm
All classes with the exception of the one on September the 29th will be held at Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue Station 13 on Highway 101. Cost for the classes is $40 payable by August the 15.
To sign up for this very worthwhile community service, follow this link