Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

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CERT logo The Spring 2017 CERT program has reached its maximum capacity.
However, we encourage you to sign up for the program and you will be placed on our waiting list. Typically, due to busy life schedules, drops do occur and space may become available for you.

Spring classes begin Tuesday, March 7, 2017
The free training is held at Tigard Public Works Building, 8777 SW Burnham Street in Tigard. Class size is limited. Register by using the form below.

  • View the training schedule for Spring 2017
    (Session 1 begins on Tuesday, March 7, 2017)
  • You can register below for future CERT training sessions:
    Fall Term: September 5–October 21, 2017 | Schedule

CERT Program Overview:
Tigard’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is free to anyone who lives or works in Tigard. The city’s CERT membership welcomes professionals from any of Tigard’s large corporations, small business owners, Tigard High School students, Explorer Scouts, Ham Radio groups, Neighborhood Associations, and any concerned resident interested in becoming certified by successfully completing an seven week, 24 hour program. You must be 18 years or older to attend, but 16 year olds may attend if accompanied by an adultImportant Note: All participants must have a criminal background check prior to becoming a CERT member.

CERT Training will cover:
    • Disaster Awareness, Hazard Mitigation, and Community Emergency Response Team concepts
    • Utility Control, Fire Suppression, Hazardous Materials
    • Disaster Medicine — Triage and treatment of minor and life threatening injuries
    • Light Search and Rescue — Visual assessment of damaged buildings, search techniques, rescue techniques and patient transport
    • Team Response and Management
    • Terrorism and Community Response Teams 

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Terms Available for Registration:
Spring 2017 (Classes begin March 7, 2017)
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