Introductory emergency training class, Sept. 23 – 25

The Nehalem Bay Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) will conduct an introductory training class Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue station in Bayside Gardens, according to officials.

CERT students conduct an exercise during training. Courtesy photo/CERT

A final exercise/disaster simulation will be conducted on Sunday, Oct. 2 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.

Those interested in attending or learning more about the training should contact Bill Harshbarger at or 503-368-6716.

CERT is component of the Nehalem Bay Emergency Volunteer Corps, which includes Prepare Your Neighborhood, Medical Reserve Corps, American Red Cross and Shelter operations, Ham radio, and Water/Sanitation. These organizations focus on supporting first responders and communities in case of an emergency or disaster.