Duchesne County is a beautiful and safe place to live, but disasters can happen anywhere and at any time. Be educated on hazards that may impact our area such as fire, flooding, and chemical spills. Become trained to aid and assist local officials and emergency response agencies when a disaster does happen.
BE “CERT” IN
Be certain that you are prepared when a disaster happens. Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. And when disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond. A highway spill or hazardous materials incident could mean evacuation. A winter storm could confine your family to your home. An earthquake, flood, fire, tornado, or any other disaster could cut water, electricity, and telephones for days. The CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program was created to educate and organize community members to help out in disaster situations. CERT members are a volunteer group of community members who are trained to assist local officials with emergencies. Working as neighbors, together we can save lives and property. Becoming a member of a CERT program will help better prepare us for the hazards that threaten our communities. The CERT program can also aid our community with helping non-emergency projects by assisting loved ones and neighbors, by improving the basic safety of the community. Being involved with community events such as parades, concerts, fairs, and more. Learn basic life saving skills such as CPR, fire safety, and local evacuations. These skills are necessary in case of a situation where you are first response to an emergency before local officials arrive.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Spring Training
Sponsored by the Duchesne County Fire and Emergency Management Office (available to the entire Uintah Basin Region) Module 1 is an overview of the Basic CERT Course. Trainees need to start their training with the first module, and then continue with the rest of the modules until all eight modules are completed. Modules 2 – 8 can be taken in any order. Completion of the course will be participation in the Mock Disaster. Please contact Jazlyn Nielson at firstname.lastname@example.org with your plans to take the modules and/or if you have any questions.
|Wed, May 11th 6:00 p.m. Roosevelt Jr. High||Module #1 Disaster Preparedness Module#6 Team Organization|
|Fri, May 13th 6:00 p.m. Roosevelt Jr. High||Module #7 Team Organization Cont. Module #8 Terrorism|
|Wed, May 18th 6:00 p.m. Roosevelt Jr. High||Module# 2 Fire Safety Module#5 Lt. Search & Rescue|
|Wed, May 25th 6:00 p.m. Roosevelt Jr. High||Module#3 Disaster Medical One Module#4 Disaster Medical Two|
|Sat, June 4th||Final Mock Disaster|
The registration fee for the classes will be $30. This includes a CERT pack and your CERT badge. You will need to fill out a Duchesne County Agreement For Voluntary Services that will be available at our meetings or at the Duchesne County Fire and Emergency Management Office. You can also check us out on our facebook page here.