CERT Salem

“Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice. ”
― Will Durant

Community Emergency Response Teams are part of a national FEMA program. The City of Salem‘s Fire Department oversees the local certification process. Ready to become a Salem CERT member? We can’t wait to have you on board!!

Here are the details for the next FREE certification course. Preregistration is required! Contact Lola Hackett (lolahackett@yahoo.com) for more information.

DatesClasses: September 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22
Final exercise (mock disaster drill): September 24
TimesClasses: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Final exercise (mock disaster drill): 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
LocationTraining Room @ Fire Station #6 is located at 2740 25th Street SE


Here is a calendar for upcoming CERT meetings and topic-related webinars that may be of interest

Did you know the City of Salem has a YouTube channel? Check out the videos below or go to the channel directly for more topics!

Get Wildfire Ready!
Emergency Preparedness: Food
How To Store Water for Emergencies
Quick Tips for Everyday Preparedness
The Gift of Preparedness
Preparing for Power Outages & Ice
Building A Kit, Evacuation & In Place
Emergency Communication
Car Kits and Get Home Kits

Check out this video by the U.S. Resiliency Council on the Oregon Treasury Resiliency Building right here in Salem!


Able Readiness is a field exercise conducted at the Salem Airport. The Oregon Department of Human Services’ Office of Resilience and Emergency Management and their partners created this video showing the setup/areas that will be used for registration, meals, showers, sanitation, sleeping, and communications. The team members explain challenges, goals, and plans already in place in the event of a CSZ earthquake. 👏👏👏