The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an eight-week program that educates community members about disaster preparedness for hazards that could affect their area and trains them in basic response skills - including fire safety, search and rescue, and medical operations.
Trained CERT volunteers can help others in their community or workplace following a disaster, particularly when professional emergency responders are not immediately available.
The City of Marysville and Marysville Fire District are offering CERT classes on Tuesday evenings, Sept. 10 through Oct. 29, 2019, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Fire Station #62 (Shoultes). To be eligible to participate, you must live or work in the City of Marysville.
The eight-session course provides a variety of disaster planning, recovery and survival skills aimed at assisting our community in disaster response and recovery. Marysville residents and business owners are encouraged to participate or send employees to these emergency preparedness classes.
Participants must attend all sessions, establish a three-day home emergency kit, obtain personal safety equipment and be a willing team participant. Cost for personal safety equipment is approximately $30. Participants are advised to purchase equipment on their own to ensure proper fit. The basic equipment information and where to purchase will be explained at the first class.