Eugene-Springfield Area CERT
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Phone: 541-682-5640 


A word from our Senior Advisor 
Dr. Geoff Simmons
Dr. Geoff Simmons
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 Disaster Preparedness Information Family Emergency Plan

Planning for Specific Emergencies


Useful Links:

City of Eugene-
Emergency Management

National Citizen Corps

National CERT

Homeland Security

Suggested FEMA Training

Weather & River Forecasts:

NWS Portland

NWS River Forecast

River Level Alerts

River & Weather Alerts



"If disaster strikes, we are prepared!"

Getting Started is Easy!

Being prepared for disasters and emergencies can seem like a big job. Many people don't know where to start, so they never start at all. With Do 1 Thing you can take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency.

Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters.  Learn more.



In a disaster, your most immediate source of help are the neighbors living around you.

For more info on the Map Your Neighborhood program, click here!

More Resources:

72 hour kit - Suggested List

Family Emergency Plan

FEMA Independant Study Program


About the CERT Program

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

 Click here for an Informational Course Outline

The Fall Class is full, please subscribe to our mailing list to be notified when the next course is scheduled.


Enrollment is now CLOSED for the winter CERT training class. 

A flyer for the class is:   2016 CERT Winter 3-Day Class  (also in the public documents section)

If you didn't get registered for this class, keep watch for our spring class offering.

To those that are registered - see you in February!

Email Devonne at, or call her at 541-682-5640 if you have questions.


Thank you to all of you who attended our 2015 CERT Recognition Ceremony. Good pizza, good conversation, and some fun was had by all.

Join us in congratulating our 2015 Award winning CERTs:

2015 Volunteer of the year:  Brandon Noble
2015 Trainer of the Year:  Tammy Puett
2015 CERT Ambassador Award: Isa Aviad
Outreach and Community Engagement Award: Carlos Barerra
Neighborhood Disaster Planning Award: Heather Sielicki
Sui Generis Trainer for 2015: Ben Bower
Emerging Trainer: Lisa Wimberly
Outreach Volunteers: JR Dalpiaz and Jeff Newton
Moulage Artist Extraordinaire:  Lisa Wimberly, Eva Noble, David Pratt
Appreciation for ongoing support of the CERT Program:  Harvey & Price AND Norwest Safety
Commitment to Excellence in the CERT Program: Devonne Maxey
and for his Leadership and Support of the CERT Program: Ken Vogeney


We are pleased to announce that we have a new NE District Leader - Andrew Davis.

Welcome aboard Andrew!

  Check out our emergency management website

The City of Eugene, City of Springfield, and University of Oregon are all working together to build a culture of preparedness in our community. Increasing our overall disaster resilence is the responsibilty of every community member. By providing tools and resources to our community members, we are working toward one goal - overall disaster preparedness.

The recent New Yorker magazine article, The Really Big One,” about the possibility of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake in the Pacific Northwest has sparked intense public interest in emergency preparedness. We are hosting public forums to further explain earthquake preparedness, answer questions our community may have and empower our community with knowledge and resources.

You can also watch the recent University of Oregon presentation, in which experts explain the science behind earthquake hazards we face here in the Pacific Northwest, and what you can do to help lessen the impact of a major earthquake on you, your family, and your community.  Check out the video HERE


Are you prepared for the mega-quake?  OPB offers an excellent video and series of articles about exactly that - our preparedness, or lack thereof.  The series is titled "Unprepared", and if offers a wealth of very useful information.  Check it out at:


Check out our summer newsletter here!

2015-2016 Officers

At our annual meeting on June 3rd we elected the upcoming year's officers. They will be serving until
June 30, 2016.

Secretary - Tracy Baier
Training & Safety Officer - Brandon Noble
Springfield District Leader - Isa Aviad
NW Eugene District Leader - Stephanie McGee
NE Eugene District Leader - Andrew Davis

SW Eugene District Leader - Jeff Newton
SE Eugene District Leader - Carlos Barrera
Officer - Devonne Maxey

We also finalized and approved our charter, bylaws and organizational structure. Take a look at these documents here.

 Upcoming Events--Mark your Calendars! 

Wednesday, February 3rd:  Eugene / Springfield CERT monthly meeting: CERT Triage Review.  This refresher training will be from 6:30 - 8:30, at the Fire/EMS Training Facility at 2nd and Chambers.

Winter CERT Class: February 12th - 14th, Friday - Sunday, at Fire Station 3 in Springfield, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.  See the flyer in the public documents section for more information and how to register.

Wednesday, March 2nd:  Eugene / Springfield CERT monthly meeting: Food Preservation for Disaster Planning.  More information coming soon

For more information, including locations and times, call Devonne at 541.682.5640.

For Springfield events contact Isa Aviad via email at