Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) are groups of citizens trained to be first responders in the event of serious community disaster. Training includes fighting small fires, victim search and rescue, and learning disaster medicine and psychology.

Over 500 local citizens and City employees have received CERT training through the Fire Department.

CERT training prepares participants in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members will be able to better help themselves, their family and their neighborhood in the event of a disaster.

CERT training, hosted by Lake Oswego Fire Department, is offered in the spring and fall.

For more information about CERT Training, please call the Lake Oswego Fire Department at 503-635-0275.

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