The Nehalem Bay Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) will conduct an introductory training class Friday, Jan. 22 through Sunday, Jan 24 at the Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue station in Bayside Gardens.
A final exercise/disaster simulation will be conducted on Sunday, Jan. 31 to qualify new CERT members. Attendance at all sessions is required to receive CERT certification. The training will cost $40. Scholarships are available.
Training will include Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster First Aid, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology and the Incident Command System.
CERT is component of the Nehalem Bay Emergency Volunteer Corps, which includes Map Your Neighborhood, Medical Reserve Corps, American Red Cross and Shelter operations, the Hamsters amateur radio club, and Food Cache. These organizations focus on supporting first responders and communities in case of an emergency or disaster.