> Home > About Auburn >  News and Notices > Auburn Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course Scheduled to Begin Oct. 9

News and Notices

Auburn Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course Scheduled to Begin Oct. 9

The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office, in conjunction with the White River Valley Citizen Corps Council and the Valley Regional Fire Authority, will offer a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course to area residents. The training is a six week course that meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 beginning Oct. 9 with two Saturday drills in November. All classes will be held in downtown Auburn.

Class members will be required to provide some basic equipment, such as sturdy shoes or boots and work gloves. Other necessary supplies and equipment will be provided. A complete list of required equipment will be provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required for all courses and space is limited. For more information, or to register for this class, please call 253-876-1925 or via e-mail. Applications may also be downloaded from the City's website.

CERT training is comprised of 24+ hours of classroom education and hands-on practice in topics including disaster preparedness, emergency management, fire safety / suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster communication, disaster psychology, and all-hazards identification and awareness.

Graduates have the opportunity to become registered emergency workers with their respective cities and the State of Washington, allowing them to aid in local and regional disasters. Graduates also have the opportunity to participate in local and regional continuing education activities, including training and field exercises. Courses are taught by fire department and emergency management professionals from the cities of Auburn and Pacific, as well as the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

# # #

City of Auburn Emergency Management
340 East Main Street, Suite 201
Auburn, WA 98002