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Register Now for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course in Auburn

CERT logoThe City of Auburn Emergency Management Division will offer a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course to area residents. Class begins on Oct. 8. CERT training is a 6-week course that meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. All classes will be held in downtown Auburn. To date, the City of Auburn has trained over 500 CERT volunteers.

The full schedule for the fall class is:

  • Oct. 8, 15, 22, 26*, 29
  • November 5, 12, 16*

(*Class includes two Saturday drills on Oct. 26 and Nov. 16 from 8 a.m-12 p.m.)

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.

The class is free, but pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to download a course application, please visit www.auburnwa.gov/disaster.

For more information, contact the City of Auburn Emergency Management Division at emergencyprep@auburnwa.gov or call 253-876-1925.

ABOUT CERT TRAINING

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 City of Auburn, as well as the Valley Regional Fire Authority.