Eugene-Springfield Area CERT
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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

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


Annual Meeting - June 3

Please mark your calendars for our annual meeting on June 3, from 5:30 - 7:00. The meeting will be held at the Good Samaritan Society at 3500 Hilyard Street in Eugene. We will be voting on officers for 2015-2016 which is a first for us! To RSVP please follow this link. If you are interested in a leadership position, contact Lindsey Cullu
ms at or call 541.682.5640

In the meantime, take a look at the charter, bylaws and organizational structure here.


Neighborhood Workshops

This spring, a series of workshops are being held for CERT volunteers and other residents interested in disaster preparedness. The goal of these workshops is to lay the foundation for building emergengy plans at the neighborhood level. For more details, and to find out how you can get more involved, call 541.682.5640.

February 19 - Southeast Eugene District @ Hilyard Community Center

March 21 - West Eugene District @ 2nd & Chambers

May 16 - Postponed to June 27 - Neighborhood Disaster Planning Tutorial, Open to All

May 22 - Springfield District meet & greet - see this flyer



2015 Training Calendar 

January 7 - Winter weather tabletop exercise

February 4 - Meeting fundamental needs in disaster
                     - Food tasting with THRIVE
                     - Water storage, disinfection and shutoff with EWEB

March 4 - Triage and medical skills review

April 1 - Instructor meeting - No training

May 4 & 6 - Animal response and preparedness

June 3 - Annual meeting

July 1 - Cultural competency training

August 5 - Traffic control training

September 2 - TBD

October 7 - Instructor meeting - No training

November 4 - Fall CERT course - No meeting

December 2 - Volunteer appreciation night


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



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.