CERT Classes for All This Fall

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates community members about disaster preparedness and trains them to take care of themselves in the aftermath of a disaster when first responders are overwhelmed or unable to respond because of communication or transportation difficulties. CERT-trained volunteers can also support their communities during disasters. The CERT Program offers training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. With proper CERT training, you can help protect your family, neighbors, and co-workers if a disaster occurs.

The CERT training team is now preparing for the next course. If you missed it the last two times, here it is again! The classes will be offered on Monday afternoons starting October 3rd from 1 until 3 PM and will run for 8 sessions, finishing before Thanksgiving.

The classes will be held at the Tulalip Tribes Administration building at 6406 Marine Dr.

Medical Reserve Corps members Floyd Bannister, Jr., Cindy Pruden and Eric Cortez have attended training that provided them the knowledge, skills and abilities to instruct and manage CERT training in our community. Volunteer Coordinator Sandy Evans will facilitate the classes.

Twenty participants will be accepted for this session. Participants must be 14 years of age or older and tribal elders are especially encouraged to attend. Attendance at all classes is required for CERT certification.

People who go through CERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace and community and can take the right steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their families, and their community.

Request a registration form or ask any questions with an email to TulalipCERT@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov or sevans@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov.