At last night's (12/17/18) "Beat The Wave" presentation at the Lincoln City Community Center, several people asked for more information on CERT. CERT stands for "Community Emergency Response Team." It's a FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) program organized at the Fire District level (North Lincoln County).
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the 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.
The CERT concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department in 1985. The Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987 underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California. Further, it confirmed the need for training civilians to meet their immediate needs. Since 1993 when this training was made available nationally by FEMA, communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico have conducted CERT training. Join the North Lincoln County CERT's first meeting of 2019.
Jenny Demaris, Emergency Manager for Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, will be the guest speaker.
Oregon Coast Community College - Room 211
Wednesday, January 2nd, 6PM (arrive by 5:50PM)
(Upstairs - First room on your right) Elevator is available.....