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High School Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course Scheduled to Begin Oct. 1

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 High School Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course to area students. The training runs the length of the school year and is held during PLC Mondays from 7:45am – 8:40am at Auburn High School.

The dates the class will be held are October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 26; December 3, 10, 17; January 7, 14; February 4, 11, 25; March 4, 18, 25; April 1, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 20. The date of the Final in June will be announced to students once determined. All high school aged students are encouraged to participate.

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.

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