The City of Auburn Emergency Management Division has announced it’s next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course for area residents. The training is six weeks and meets on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. The dates of the class are April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, and 17. There will also be two Saturday morning drills that will be held from 8:00am-noon on April 28 and May 19. All classes will be held in downtown Auburn.
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 by Auburn Emergency Management. Once residents register for the CERT class a complete list of required equipment will be provided.
The class is free, but pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to download a course application, please visit http://www.auburnwa.gov/disaster. Questions may be directed to the Emergency Management Division at [email protected] or to 253-876-1925.
ABOUT CERT TRAINING
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 in 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 the fire department and emergency management professionals from the City of Auburn, as well as the Valley Regional Fire Authority.