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.

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.

Training Dates

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

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