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.
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The Fall Class is full, please subscribe to our mailing list to be notified when the next course is scheduled.
2015 CERT RECOGNITION CEREMONY
The 2015 CERT Recognition Ceremony is set!
Date: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Time: 6:30 - 8:30
Place: Attendees will be notified of the Eugene location.
If you are a CERT, then you are invited! Watch your email for details and instructions to RSVP! We need a good head count no later than Friday, November 27th
WE NEED A NE DISTRICT CERT LEADER!
If you are a CERT living in the NE District, and want to be a CERT leader, we want to hear from you!
The CERT District Leaders provide a valuable service to the community and their fellow CERTs. The duties are outlined in section 6.6 of the CERT Bylaws, which can be found HERE
The NE District encompasses the Goodpasture Island Neighborhood, the Cal Young area, the Harlow area, NE Neighbors, and everything in between. A map showing the District boundaries is HERE
If you are interested in being a CERT leader in your community, send an interest email to the Outreach Coordinator: email@example.com.
Include your name and address (so we can ensure that you live in the District), and why you wish to become a District Leader. Please also include any particular skill set you think will benefit your community, such as public speaking, team leadership, emergency preparedness related experience, how long you've been a CERT, etc. (Background in these areas is not required, but is really helpful!)
The deadline for receiving your interest email is Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Ham Radio Operator Technician Class
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL!
The next Ham Radio Operator Technician Class will be in the Spring of 2016
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!
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 - Vacant
SW Eugene District Leader - Jeff Newton
SE Eugene District Leader - Carlos Barrera
The NE Eugene District Leader position is still open. If you live in NE Eugene and are interested in this position, please call 541.682.5640.
We also finalized and approved our charter, bylaws and organizational structure. Take a look at these documents here.
Upcoming Events--Mark your Calendars!
November 24th - Deadline to submit email expressing interest in NE District CERT Lead
December 2nd - Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony. 6:30 - 8:30 pm in Eugene. Check your email for the invite!
December 14th - Monthly Springfield CERT Meeting (Planning for 2016). 6:30 - 8:00 PM.
Springfield Justice Center, 230 4th St., Springfield OR. Upstairs in the EOC room.
December 12th - Community Outreach @ Springfield City Hall, 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Emergency food storage and water filters. Invite your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors.
Thursdays, January 7 through February 25 - Ham Radio Operator Technician Class
For more information, including locations and times, call Devonne at 541.682.5640.
For Springfield events contact Isa Aviad via email at CertTrainerIsa@outlook.com