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July 21, 2024

Registration open for free training with Ashland Community Emergency Response Team

Members of the Ashland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) receive training. Registration for the four-day fall academy closes Oct. 4. City of Ashland photo
August 21, 2023

Volunteers required to take about 20 hours of instruction over four days before joining CERT

Ashland.news staff report

Want to help your neighbors in the event of a disaster? The city of Ashland will host a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Academy this fall. 

The academy provides local residents with free training on how to learn how to help themselves, their families and ultimately the community in the event of a disaster. CERT basic training is offered to the Ashland community twice a year. 

The course consists of approximately 20 hours of instruction that covers a wide array of topics. The course builds a solid foundational knowledge of disaster operations.

Training modules include:

• CERT organization & ICS (Incident Command System)

• Disaster medical operations 

• Disaster preparedness

• Disaster psychology

• Fire safety and hazardous materials 

• Urban search and rescue

• Terrorism awareness

• Two-way radio communications 

• Real-life disaster simulation

The fall 2023 schedule is (participants must attend and complete all training modules in full to become certified):

  • Friday, Oct. 6,  5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 7,  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To learn more and register, please visit ashland.or.us/CERTbasicTraining. The deadline to register is Oct.  4. 

Source: City of Ashland news release. Email Ashland.news at news@ashland.news.

Members of the Ashland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) pose for a photo. Registration for the four-day fall academy closes Oct. 4. City of Ashland photo
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