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

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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
Shelter
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!

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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. 👏👏👏

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