During a wide-spread disaster the first 72 to 96 hours will be faced without the help of emergency professionals.  The best way for you to prepare to effectively help your family and neighbors is through CERT Emergency Preparedness Training.

Why come to CERT training?


Because CERT training will help you and your family be better prepared for disasters and other emergencies.  You will also learn how to best help others.  After a disaster, the professionals will be so overwhelmed that they may not be available for 72-96 hours or more.  The rescue efforts will be up to us.  You and others will want to help.  CERT training teaches neighbors how to work together more effectively to save more lives and ease the hardship people go through until the professionals are able to get there.


What is CERT training?


CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) was created in California to help people better get through a wide spread earthquake disaster.  The program is so effective that it is now taught throughout the country to help people with any type of disaster.


CERT is a seven session course focusing on the following concepts:


     -     General Emergency Preparedness

     -     Fire Suppression

     -     First Aid and Disaster Medical Operations

     -     Light Search and Rescue

     -     Disaster Psychology

     -     Organization

     -     Terrorism Instruction

     -     Simulated Disaster Exercise


Everyone 12 and older is encouraged to attend.



*Cost is $45.00 for personal safety gear, instruction is free.  All those already CERT trained can come review for free.


To register e-mail Richard Bytendorp 
 You can make a difference in a disaster when
first responders, like the fire department are
overwhelmed due to a significant emergency!!!

If you don’t prepare, who will?

Next Classes Through AVERT:
March 2nd
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
March 9th
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LDS Church on Chavez
C.E.R.T. Schedule
1st Day Training:
8:00 a.m. General Emergency Preparedness (Earthquake)

10:00 a.m. Fire Suppression

12:30 p.m. Medical 1

2:30 p.m. Medical 2

5:00 p.m. Search and Rescue

7:00 p.m. Team Building and Psych.

2nd Day Training:

8:00 a.m. C.E.R.T. and terrorism

10:00 a.m. Drill