Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The CERT program helps to prepare citizens to assist within their communities in the event of a disaster.  The training consists of instruction in disaster preparedness, emergency first aid, light search and rescue, fire safety, disaster coordination, terrorism, communication and disaster psychology.  This training offers a great opportunity for team members to assist their family, friends and neighbors in the event of a major disaster.

There is no cost for the program, but students are asked to commit to attend each class in order to certify as a CERT trained volunteer.  Those completing the training will receive a certificate of completion and will be listed as a resource for use by the city and county in event of a disaster.  The program for new members is scheduled based on community interest and additional courses are offered for certified CERT members to refresh and enhance their skills.

Each participant is encouraged to take the electronic CERT course offered by the Citizen Corps Council. This internet course provides the learner with some valuable information about the roles and responsibilities of CERT members. This course is module based, and does not coincide directly to the classroom modules. Completion of this course is highly recommended and will allow more time for practical skills during the class. The link to this course is:
www.citizencorps.gov/cert/IS317/

Tremonton City has been divided into two geographic divisions. Division leaders have been recruited and are ready to begin organizing local teams. Each division will begin to host training sessions on a quarterly basis. At least annually, there will be a Tremonton CERT event where all volunteers are brought in for combined training.

The next community CERT training will begin January 11, 2017. It is a 4-week course taught on Wednesday nights from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Tremonton Fire Station.  Class size is limited, so please contact Jim Hess to reserve your spot.

For more information on the Tremonton City CERT program or to register for the next available class, please contact us:

Tremonton CERT
c/o Jim Hess
102 S. Tremont St.
Tremonton, UT  84337

email:    jhess@tremontoncity.com
phone:  (435) 452-1070
For more information on the C.E.R.T. program, visit www.citizencorps.gov/cert/index.shtm.

 

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