Basic Training for anyone interested in joining the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will take place in Ashland on April 23, 24, 30, and May 1, 2010.

(From the CERT website:)

What is CERT?

Ashland CERT’s Mission:

Our mission is to prepare citizens to respond effectively in disaster. CERT trains residents to prepare their families and neighborhoods to mitigate, respond to and recover from disaster. Our goal is to strengthen our community and make it more resilient neighborhood by neighborhood.

CERT Basic Training

CERT members are citizens who have completed the 24-hour CERT training curriculum in emergency preparedness and disaster response.

Our course is taught over two weekends by Ashland Firefighter Paramedics and includes instruction in fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, emergency extrication and organization of CERT within the Incident Command System. We offer two Basic Training sessions per year, in Fall and Spring.

Contact information:

Visit the CERT website for more information and to download a registration form: ashlandcert.org

Lucy Edwards at the Ashland Fire Department.

CERT office

541-552-2226

cert@ashland.or.us

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