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The spring 2013 CERT course has been cancelled due to low enrollment.
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) PROGRAM
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a program designed to prepare Keizer residents to help themselves, their families and neighbors, in the event of a disaster. The training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. Classes are limited to the first 20 applications received at the Station. There is a $60 cost for the class.
Over the course of 8 weeks, CERT members receive training in earthquake awareness, disaster fire suppression techniques, disaster medical operations, first aid, light search and rescue as well as team organization and management. CERT Training culminates with a disaster simulation and comprehensive course review. All classes are taught by trained emergency personnel, including firefighters and emergency medical services personnel, with an emphasis on hands-on practice.
The CERT program provides an effective first-response capability. Following a disaster, CERT teams can extinguish small fires, turn off gas inlets to damaged homes, perform light search and rescue and render basic first aid.
The Keizer CERT Program reached 166 members as of April 2011. The Fire District has 19 neighborhood teams composed of 4-9 members each.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT 2013) Training Dates: Note: The spring 2013 CERT classes have been cancelled due to low enrollment. The next CERT course is from September 5, 2013 through October 24, 2013. Classes are open to anyone who lives or works in Keizer or the area serviced by the Keizer Fire District. [Salem Resident CERT Information]
Call 503-390-9111 for Information and Registration or download CERT Application & bring into the Fire Station.
CERT Class Information
Following is a brief description of the CERT classes (some classes my be combined):
Fire Suppression - Recognize and eliminate fire hazards found in the home and work place. Recognize hazardous materials, their potential and identification methods. Identify the classes of fire. Understand basic fire chemistry. Learn correct fire extinguisher selection and use. Learn safety precautions during fire suppression operations. Learn about optional and additional fire fighting resources.
Standard First Aid - Covers the Adult CPR skills, but also includes a variety of first aid skills including first aid for bleeding, burns, epileptic seizures, heat and cold emergencies and what to do in diabetic emergencies.
Final Exercise - Is intended to give participants of the CERT Program a chance to experience, hands-on, the training presented in the classroom. Activities include the use of fire extinguishers, team search of a smoke filled area, lifting and cribbing a heavy object, and operating a fire hose. Participants will also have an opportunity to become familiar with the equipment used by the Fire District during its operations.
For more information on the CERT program, contact Firefighter/Paramedic Greg Biben, at the Keizer Fire District 503-390-9111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated: 3/7/2013 8:34:51 AM