The East Lincoln County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) serves the communities of Siletz, Toledo, Logsden, and Eddyville. Siletz Valley Fire District, Toledo Fire Department, and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians have partnered to sponsor this CERT program.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
CERT volunteers receive free training on disaster preparedness and response skills so they can support their communities and emergency responders in case of disaster. Often times, immediately after a disaster, community members rely on each other for help before emergency personnel arrive at the scene. CERT volunteers are trained to provide skilled assistance in these instances to help not only their loved ones and local community, but emergency responders as well.
CERT volunteers are trained on:
- First Aid
- Disaster Preparedness
- Light Search & Rescue
- Team Organization
- Disaster Drill & Simulation
- Fire Safety & Suppression
and many other topics.
For more information, please contact Randy Storms.
Emergency Preparedness Specialist
CERT Basic Academy
Participants must be 18 years or older and attend all eight training days to receive a CERT certificate of completion. Academy spaces are limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who complete the entire 8-week academy course and pass the final exam will be eligible to participate in ongoing CERT program activities and disaster deployments as trained CERT volunteers.
Tuesdays from 6 – 9 PM
September 12, Toledo | Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness
September 19, Toledo | Unit 2: CERT Organization & Unit 4: Disaster Medical II
September 26, Siletz | Unit 3: Disaster Medical I
October 3, Siletz | Unit 5: Disaster Psychology
October 10, Toledo | Unit 7: Light Search and Rescue
October 17, Toledo | Unit 6: Fire Safety and Utility Controls
October 24, Siletz | Unit 8: Terrorism and CERT & Unit 9: Final Exam
Saturday, October 28 from 8 AM – 1 PM in Toledo | Disaster Drill