South Lane County Fire & Rescue graduated 26 CERT students this month and were recognized at the Feb. 10 Creswell City Council meeting. Erin Tierney/The Chronicle
CRESWELL – Twenty-five people this month graduated from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program and are now trained in disaster response.
Community members are trained in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, incident command, and disaster medical operations. Using skills learned in classroom training and drills and exercises, CERT members can assist others after an event and before first responders can arrive on the scene.
South Lane County Fire & Rescue has two CERT programs; one for adult community members and one for teens in the community.
SLCF&R will be starting a new CERT team in October. All community members must be 21 and older. Visit southlanefire.org/join-us/cert for more info.
Recent CERT and Teen CERT graduates: