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Auburn Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Graduates 17 New Members


AUBURN, Wash. - June 14, 2012 - The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office is pleased to announce the addition of 21 new members to the area’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), bringing the total number of graduates in the local program to 441. The 17 new members graduated from the area’s 24th CERT course which included 24 intensive hours of training over 8 days. The training culminated in a hands-on practical exercise simulating an earthquake.

Graduates of the class included: Amber Mayer, Garret Canfield, Betty Sperline, Thomas Bowser, Jean Morton, Mark Moynihan, Roxanne Moynihan, Ray Petit, Joan Petit, Mike Warden, Robyne Scott and Thomas Kucharski of Auburn, Julie Slyfield of Buckley, Linda Dye, Robbie Dye, Roger Carpentier and Tawnya Carpentier of Algona.

The next CERT class is schedule to begin on Tuesday, August 21, running for 3 consecutive days from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Space is still available, though pre-registration is required. Information and applications for classes may be found on the City website at www.auburnwa.gov/disaster.

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 sponsored by the White River Valley Citizen Corps Council and taught by fire and emergency management professionals from the cities of Auburn, Pacific, and the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

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