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    Name of Program: Grants Pass Student Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Grants Pass, Oregon
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5414745710
    E-mail address: Colie_j02@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: Samuel Johnson once said, “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.” Where the Student Emergency Response Team is concerned, I know the subject, but others have nowhere to get information on it. This is why I did my senior project on getting the information out into the public, and I wish to give you some information on the team as well. The team started by having too much time to teach very little material in the Grants Pass High School Emergency Care class. It is a semester class that, until a year ago, taught only Adult/ Infant CPR and First Aid. Due to the lack of material, Jeannie Kinyon thought up a plan to teach Search and Rescue Techniques. Of course it would have to be approved by the board of directors and administrators. She got the okay and then contacted the emergency technicians in our community. They told her about how they train the Community Emergency Response Teams, and who to contact. She then got the material for the students to study, and ask for help from the EMT’s and also the fire department personnel. Our city administrator, Al Rhodes, also was a great help in getting the team started. Once she had the material, being able to teach emergency care was nothing new to her. She let the EMT’s and fire department help her teach the students anything she wasn’t familiar with. In my class, (the guinea pigs), the community personnel came into the class room to give us tests as well as movies and presentations of past disasters they have dealt with. In a matter of five months we learned: 1. Adult CPR 2. Infant CPR 3. First Aid 4. Search and Rescue Techniques Mrs. Kinyon contacted the media and got the communities support. The city gave us hard hats and vests with our name (SERT) on them. She also got the school to finally accept the idea and to hold a crisis simulation. We called it “Earthquake 2000” and it was a great success. They set up 2 rooms in one of my high schools buildings. Our tasks were accessing the building, reporting casualties, and setting up triage before even going into the rooms with the victims in them. The other emergency care classes became the victims for our simulation, and were very cooperative. We learned about initial interview, and making our own safety the number one priority. The exercise taught us to cooperate with our team leaders and fellow members, and actually experience the rescue madness. Once the school saw what kinds of things we were being trained to do, the questions on liability started arising. These questions were simply answered by the knowledge that we are trained, and are much safer with the training then we are by just standing around in an emergency. Being a member myself for a year now, let me be the one to reassure you of how professional and dedicated we are to the jobs bestowed upon us. It is a task that the 20 members are well aware of and are ready to accomplish. This is the first team like it in the nation, and as it is, the only one. I hope to help other teams get started and see them progress into a team like I am involved in today. It is an honor to me to be apart of, and I am happy to pass on the information to you. We have 150 students go through the training to be on the team, yet only five were accepted this year. It is hard work and very tough to beat the competition. You have to be the best of the best, and only the most dedicated are able to take part in this wonderful program.

    Name of Program: City of Hillsboro CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Hillsboro, Oregon
    Point of Contact: Mitch Neilson
    Phone Number: 5036815266
    E-mail address: mitchn@ci.hillsboro.or.us
    Website address: http://www.HillsboroCERT.org
    Brief Description: CERT “basic training” is offered three times a year in eight weekly sessions of three hours each. The course is free to anyone who lives or works in Hillsboro, and we provide all training materials plus basic safety gear (hard hat, vest, goggles, work gloves). We offer follow-on training on various related topics for our graduates at least six times per year, plus a half-day full-scale exercise. We also participate in the Portland metro region’s full-day, multi-jurisdictional NW Emergency Response Team Rodeos. Most of our training integrates our amateur radio (ARES/RACES) volunteers to provide team communications. Members are also encouraged to attend any of the basic training sessions as refresher. To keep members involved and motivated, we also look for ways to use CERT and amateur radio volunteers in community events.

    Name of Program: Vernonia CERT
    Geographic Area: Columbia County, Vernonia
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5034298252
    E-mail address: VernoniaCertSecretary@gmail.com
    Brief Description: CERT “basic training” is offered in eight weekly sessions. The course is offered to anyone who lives or works in Vernonia. We provide all training materials plus basic safety gear. Follow-on training is being planned for related topics for our graduates throughout the year. Members are also encouraged to attend any of the basic training sessions as refresher. To keep members involved and motivated, we also look for ways to use CERT in community events.

    Name of Program: Umpqua Valley CERT
    Geographic Area: Douglas County, Roseburg
    Point of Contact: Andrea Stone
    Phone Number: 5414643867
    E-mail address: astone@co.douglas.or.us
    Brief Description: Umpqua Valley CERT Team, serving communities of Douglas County. “Are You Ready” are the key words in our town, keeping our members motivated and interested by engaging them as community trainers, as well offering bi-monthly meetings with interesting trainings topics. Our goal is to ensure our first responders are confident in our abilities and skills, that we are the team they call on when an emergency befalls our communities.

    Name of Program: Estacada CERT
    Geographic Area: Estacada , Oregon
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5036307712
    E-mail address: operations@estacadafire.com
    Website address: http://www.estacadafire.com/
    Brief Description: Estacada Fire sponsored and trained it’s first CERT in 2002, several of the first group have since became instructors and have helped teach the next group. At the present time the Fire District provides the training and equipment at no cost to the participant. Our goal is to assist the CERT in becoming self sustaining and keep members interested and involved by monthly training and allowing them to volunteer as special support to our fire district.

    Name of Program: Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue CERT Auxiliary
    Geographic Area: Florence,Oregon; On the Central Oregon Coast
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5419973212
    E-mail address: siuslawfd@presys.com
    Brief Description: Upon completing the CERT training team members are incouraged to attend Auxiliary meetings held bymonthly at the central station for continuing education and planning.

    Name of Program: Coos County Auxiliary Local Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Coos County
    Point of Contact: Connie A Bunnell
    Title: Chairperson, Coos County Citizen Corps Council
    Phone Number: 5412692138
    E-mail address: cbnll@isp.com
    Website address: alert@co.coos.or.us
    Brief Description: Our CERT program began in 2003 and since that time over 100 people have been trained. Some have applied to become members of the Coos County Emergency Response Team, only deployed by Coos County Emergency Management. Citizens are offered 22 hours of free training which includes a review and drill. CERTs also take additional training such as flagging safety, electricity safety training, HAM Radio classes, Wildland Urban Interface for CERT training and are offered opportunities to help with setting up portable units at our hospital and also to help with flu clinics. They also participate in festivals and events such as the annual Tsunami/Earthquake Conference where we handout preparedness literature and demonstrate how to put together emergency kits. We utilize donations to purchase items to give away at the conference to help citizens put together their own family/business/school emergency kits. Most of the ARES/RACES (ametuer radio club members) are CERT trained and participate in our activities such as drills and meetings.

    Name of Program: Venture 700 Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Metro, Tri-Counties
    Point of Contact: Hobie J Baker
    Title: Communications Coordinator
    Phone Number: 5036544197
    E-mail address: hobiebak@msn.com
    Brief Description: Venture Crew 700 offers CERT training twice each year using the FEMA outline. CERT members attend a combined 30 hour classroom/hands-on training course designed to give them the needed skills and knowledge to assist their communities in the event of a disaster. CERT teams meet quarterly and participate in local disaster exercises.

    Name of Program: Curry County CERT
    Geographic Area: Curry
    Point of Contact: Albert Harrell
    Phone Number: 5412473208
    E-mail address: harrella@co.curry.or.us
    Brief Description: Curry County CERT is a cooperative program between the Curry County Office of Emergency Services and the Citizens for Emergency Preparedness, a 501(c)(3) organization.

    Name of Program: North Lincoln County CERT
    Geographic Area: Depoe Bay Oregon, north to Rose Lodge, Oregon
    Point of Contact: Susan Clark
    Title: CERT Coordinator
    Phone Number: 5419213100
    E-mail address: cocos3cats@charter.net
    Website address: http://nlccert.blogspot.com/
    Brief Description: North Lincoln County CERT which includes Depoe Bay, Oregon north to Rose Lodge, Oregon. We would like to harness the power of every individual within North Lincoln County through CERT education, training and volunteer service to make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to disasters of all kinds, threats of terrorism, crime, and public health issues. In the event of a major disaster we as individuals must be prepared to help our emergency services.

    Name of Program: Central Coast CERT
    Geographic Area: Newport
    Point of Contact: Dean Sawyer
    Phone Number: 5415743340
    E-mail address: retcop@charter.net
    Website address: http://certlvh.blogspot.com/
    Brief Description: We are serving the citizens of the greater Newport area of the beautiful Oregon Coast. We started the first team in Lincoln County and now it has spread to the north and east county. We have plans to expand it to the rest of the county soon. We have weekly team training sessions and our steering committee, made up of CERT members, meet once a month to provide continuing training and to promote preparedness.

    Name of Program: City of Canby CERT
    Geographic Area: Canby, Oregon
    Point of Contact: Tom O’Connor
    Title: Division Chief
    Phone Number: 5032665851 2762
    E-mail address: tomo@canbyfire.org
    Website address: http://www.canbyfire.org
    Brief Description: The program is open to anyone who lives or works in the Canby Fire District. The Canby Fire District sponsors two free classes per year, and offers continuing education classes twice yearly.

    Name of Program: Clackamas CERT
    Geographic Area: Clackamas County
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5037422680
    E-mail address: cert@ccfd1.com
    Brief Description: Clackamas County Fire District #1 offers CERT training twice each year using the FEMA outline. CERT members attend a combined 30 hour classroom/hands-on training course designed to give them the needed skills and knowledge to assist their communities in the event of a disaster. CERT teams meet quarterly and participate in local disaster exercises.

    Name of Program: Marion County, Keizer CERT
    Geographic Area: Marion County, Keizer
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5033909111
    E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
    Website address: http://www.keizerfire.com (follow links: Services, then Emergency Management, then CERT)
    Brief Description: Enrollment is open to anyone 18 years of age and older who lives or works in Keizer. The only requirements for participation are: commitment, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn as well as a small registration fee. To reserve a spot in an upcoming class, call 503-390-9111. The classes are offered in a seven (7) week course on Thursday evenings where particpants receive valuable hands-on training in such basic self-help and mutual aid functions as: Emergency Preparedness, Fire Suppression, Utility Control, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Psychology, and Team Organization. Finally, the CERT class culminates with a Disaster Simulation where all Keizer CERT members (old & new) get to put their acquired skills and knowledge to the test.

    Name of Program: Beaverton CERT
    Geographic Area: Washington County, City Of Beaverton
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5033504085
    E-mail address: tmorris@ci.beaverton.or.us
    Website address: http://www.ci.beaverton.or.us
    Brief Description: The CERT program includes an eight-week basic training course that follows FEMA’s CERT curriculum and ends with a four-hour certification exercise. Graduates are encouraged to attend advanced training, refresher training or drills that are offered through out the year. Members are also encouraged to interact with their neighborhoods and to market our CERT Program to their friends, neighbors, and co-workers. They also participate in a range of community projects — city festivities, medical standby’s, or act as victims at community or regional drills.

    Name of Program: Portland NETs
    Geographic Area: Portland
    Point of Contact: William Warren
    Phone Number: 5038234421
    E-mail address: wwarren@ci.portland.or.us
    Website address: http://www.portlandonline.com/oem/
    Brief Description: The NET program includes an eight-week basic training course that follows FEMA’s CERT curriculum and ends with a four-hour certification exercise. Graduates are encouraged to attend advanced training, refresher training or drills that are offered on a quarterly basis. In addition to the training, program participants also take responsibility for working with the Fire Bureau to organize their neighborhood teams and to market NET to their neighbors, friends and co-workers. They also participate in a range of community projects — smoke detector installation campaigns, medical standby at community events, victims for drills and so on.

    Name of Program: Boring Fire CERT
    Geographic Area: Clackamas County, Boring
    Point of Contact: Rick Larson
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5036634638
    E-mail address: rickl@boringfire.com
    Brief Description: Offered free to district residents, our eight-week course is based on FEMA’s curriculum and modified somewhat to meet our more rural needs. Courses are held twice a year, or as needed, in conjunction with neighboring CERT programs. Refresher training classes and MCI drills with fire crews are also available.

    Name of Program: HEART (Hoodland Emergency Action Response Team), Hoodland, Oregon
    Geographic Area: Clackamas County
    Point of Contact: Michael Eby
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5036223256
    E-mail address: miceby@hoodlandfire.org
    Brief Description: To provide emergency preparedness training for the safety of the people of our community.

    Name of Program: Sandy CERT
    Geographic Area: Clackamas County
    Point of Contact: Alice Lasher
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5036682728
    E-mail address: sfd72fmo@hotmail.com
    Brief Description: Offered free to district residents, our eight-week course is based on FEMA’s curriculum and modified somewhat to meet our more rural needs. Courses are held twice a year, or as needed, in conjunction with neighboring CERT programs. Refresher training classes and MCI drills with fire crews are also available.

    Name of Program: Eugene/ Springfield Metro Council
    Geographic Area: Lane County, Eugene
    Point of Contact: Joe Rizzi
    Phone Number: 5416825664
    E-mail address: joseph.d.rizzi@ci.eugene.or.us
    Website address: http://www.eugene-or.gov/emergencymanagement
    Brief Description: The Eugene CERT organization was formed in 2004 to train members of the local community in disaster preparedness, and to provide back-up and support for our emergency services. The CERT program trains citizens in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

    Name of Program: Lane County, Veneta, Elmira, Noti, Walton, Crow CERT
    Geographic Area: Lane County, Veneta, Elmira, Noti, Walton, Crow
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5419352226
    E-mail address: lcfdfire@qwest.net
    Website address: http://www.lcfd1.org

    Name of Program: Linn County CERT program
    Geographic Area: Linn County
    Point of Contact: Vickie Myers
    Phone Number: 541/829-9321
    E-mail address: CERT.training@hotmail.com
    Brief Description: Linn County CERT is an integral part of the Linn County Citizen Corps and the Linn-Benton Neighborhood Emergency Training, which is organizing by Community/Fire Districts throughout Linn County. It holds regular Training Academys by Districts and the organized Teams have additional Training. The goal is to have every community organized into functional neighborhoods within five years.

    Name of Program: Aumsville CERT
    Geographic Area: Marion County, Aumsville
    Point of Contact: Bob Swindle
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5037492030
    E-mail address: aumsvillecert@meritel.net
    Brief Description: Continuation with rural growth of CERT training. Provide refresher drills and participation in several yearly community service activities. The City of Aumsville CERT Program includes an eight-week basic training course that follows FEMA’s CERT curriculum ending with a four-hour final exercise. Basic training classes are offered free of charge three times a year. Monthly meetings are held which are geared toward advancing the skills of trained CERT members. In addition, there are quarterly trainings and advanced training opportunities offered throughout the year.

    Name of Program: Multnomah County (NERT)
    Geographic Area: Multnomah County
    Point of Contact: William Warren
    Phone Number: 5038234421
    E-mail address: wwarren@ci.portland.or.us
    Website address: http://www.citizencorps.gov
    Brief Description: Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

    Name of Program: Polk CERT
    Geographic Area: Independence, Polk County, Oregon
    Point of Contact: Sgt. Rick Igou
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5038381214
    E-mail address: RIgou@ci.independence.or.us
    Website address: http://www.independencepolice.org/CERT/index.html
    Brief Description: Polk CERT offers free training to Polk County Citizens on Emergency Preparedness, Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Psychology, and Team Organization. Polk CERT supports and is supported by the Police and Fire Agencies in Polk County, including; – Independence Police Department – Monmouth Police Department – Dallas Police Department – Polk County Sheriff’s Office – Polk County Fire District #1 – Dallas Fire Department – Polk County Emergency Management The training is open to those age 16 and older. We currently have 9 teams throughout the county. We offer 1 or 2 new CERT classes each year. After initial training there will be ongoing refresher and advanced training on a variety of topics. There are also several community activities and events that are optional during the year. We provide all training materials plus basic safety gear (hard hat, vest, goggles, flashlight, work gloves, and back pack) to those that complete the 3 days of training.

    Name of Program: Ashland CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Jackson County, Ashland
    Point of Contact: Richard Randleman
    Phone Number: 5415522226
    E-mail address: randler@ashland.or.us
    Website address: http://www.ashlandcert.org
    Brief Description: Since 1999, City of Ashland CERT has provided preparedness training and neighborhood support to local citizens in Jackson County. We offer two Basic Training formats: the Intensive format which a takes place over two weekends (Friday nights and all day Saturdays), or an eight-week evening course. We offer Basic Training 4-5 times per year. All fire, medical, search & rescue and extrication classes are taught by firefighter paramedics. Ashland CERT meets at the Main Fire Station the second Wednesday evening of each month for refresher topics. Team leaders also meet monthly. We hold one goal-setting visioning weekend each year, and one large community event in September for National Preparedness Month. Since December, 2005, Ashland CERT has been activated three times; twice for sandbagging and once for emergency shelter during extremely cold weather. At the end of 2006, Ashland CERT had over 200 active members in a population of 20,000.

    Name of Program: Camp Sherman CERT
    Geographic Area: Jefferson County, Camp Sherman
    Point of Contact: Toni Foster
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4756520
    E-mail address: tfoster@blackbutte.k12.or.us
    Brief Description: The CERT program first unveiled in the Camp Sherman community, population 400, in October 2004. The Camp Sherman Hasty Team, a branch of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue enrolled in the first class. Community members are scheduled for training October of 2005.

    Name of Program: Josephine County CERT
    Geographic Area: Josephine County
    Point of Contact: Emergency Services Office
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5414745300
    E-mail address: msorensen@co.josephine.or.us
    Brief Description: Standard CERT training for residents of the County. Working towards developing functioning teams in 9 areas of the county. New trainers are being developed from among our graduates. Ongoing training is being provided.

    Name of Program: Gresham CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Multnomah County, Gresham
    Point of Contact: Kelle Landavazo
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5036182567
    E-mail address: Kelle.Landavazo@ci.gresham.or.us
    Website address: http://www.ci.gresham.or.us/departments/fes/docs/cert_flyer.pdf
    Brief Description: Gresham has two ways you can get CERT trained: 1) A series of seven training sessions taught by Gresham Fire & Emergency Services specialists. These sessions are usually conducted on evenings over a 7-week period. 2) A pilot program combining web-based training with local hands-on skills training taught by our firefighter specialists. Students first complete a six-module introductory CERT training course on-line, and then attend a Saturday field training/exercise session in practical emergency skills. It takes approximately 18-20 hours to get CERT trained. Upon completion you may register as a CERT volunteer and be assigned to a team.

    Name of Program: Oregon City NERT
    Geographic Area: Oregon City
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5036571365
    E-mail address: Poultoct@TVFR.com (C. Poulton)
    Website address: http://DawsonKK@TVFR.com (K. Dawson)
    Brief Description: The Fire Department works with neighborhood associations creating a network of Trained ERT’s. We provide basic supplies to the ERT’s as well as the training at no charge to the participants. We publish a newsletter and in October of 1998 we participated in the “Northwest ERT Rodeo”.

    Name of Program: Wallowa County CERT
    Geographic Area: Wallowa County, Enterprise
    Point of Contact: Matthew Marmor
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5414264543 48
    E-mail address: wcdes@co.wallowa.or.us

    Name of Program: Woodburn CERT
    Geographic Area: Woodburn, Oregon
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5039822360
    E-mail address: tdietz@web-ster.com
    Brief Description: 7-1/2 week program focusing on disaster propensity and mitigation in the Northwest. Primary focus on family and neighborhood survival, as well as CERT/Fire District interface during large scale emergency events.

    Name of Program: Yamhill County CERT
    Geographic Area: Yamhill County
    Point of Contact: Doug McGillivray
    Phone Number: 5034347340
    E-mail address: mcgilllivrayd@co.yamhill.or.us
    Website address: http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/emerg_mgmt/index.asp
    Brief Description: CERT contact: Doug McGillivray and mcgillivrayd@co.yamhill.or.us In cooperation with the Citizen Corps Council of Yamhill County, CERT training is offered at various locations around the county using the FEMA outline. CERT members attend a combined 30+ hour classroom/hands-on training course designed to give them the needed skills and knowledge to assist their communities in the event of a disaster. CERT teams try to meet quarterly and participate in local disaster exercises. Members are also encouraged to attend any of the basic training sessions as refresher. To keep members involved and motivated, we also look for ways to use CERT in community events. Enrollment is open to anyone 14 years of age (with parental permission)and older who lives or works in Yamhill County. The only requirements for participation are: commitment, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn. There is a small registration fee. To reserve a spot in an upcoming class, please call (503)554-7706 or (503)835-3304

    Name of Program: Ashland CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Ashland, Oregon – Jackson County
    Point of Contact: Richard Randleman
    Phone Number: 5415522226
    E-mail address: randler@ashland.or.us
    Website address: http://www.ashlandcert.org
    Brief Description: Since 1999, City of Ashland CERT has provided preparedness training and neighborhood support to local citizens in Jackson County. We offer two Basic Training formats: the Intensive format which a takes place over two weekends (Friday nights and all day Saturdays), or an eight-week evening course. We offer Basic Training 4-5 times per year. All fire, medical, search & rescue and extrication classes are taught by firefighter paramedics. Ashland CERT meets at the Main Fire Station the second Wednesday evening of each month for refresher topics. Team leaders also meet monthly. We hold one goal-setting visioning weekend each year, and one large community event in September for National Preparedness Month. Since December, 2005, Ashland CERT has been activated three times; twice for sandbagging and once for emergency shelter during extremely cold weather. At the end of 2006, Ashland CERT had over 200 active members in a population of 20,000.

    Name of Program: Josephine County CERT
    Geographic Area: Josephine County, Grants Pass
    Point of Contact: Jeremy Petronella
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5414718560
    E-mail address: Jpetronella@ci.grants-pass.or.us
    Brief Description: Josephine County CERT is in place to protect 70,000 residents in Southern Oregon. The primary city is Grants Pass, with a population approching 30,000. We currently have 3 team of about 75 people in each. They are divided by rivers and other terrain features. We currently train 150 people a year in the CERT. Another aspect of our program is our SERT. It is a cooperative effort with Grants Pass High School. We proudly train 300+ students every year and of those we have a very progressive SERT team that consists of 40 upperclass students. They are utilized in the event of any disaster theat may occur. If you have any questions please call.

    Name of Program: Gates Rural Fire Protection District CERT
    Geographic Area: Marion County, Gates City
    Point of Contact: Gary Swanson
    Title: Fire Chief
    Phone Number: 5038972929
    E-mail address: SSG@wvi.com
    Brief Description: Program has been functioning for one year in a small rural fire protection district with population base of 1000 people. Currently have 26 trained volunteers, and are in advanced training program. volunteers have already been utilized as resource for fire district in several emergency situations. Program volunteers are available to be activiated for service in 12 adjoining communities and over a larger 2 county area. Overall program objective is to recruit and train volunteers to serve the immediate community as an emergency response team in times of emergency, and to provide supplimental support for the fire district fire department in mitigation of emergencies as necessary.

    Name of Program: Central Cascades CERT
    Geographic Area: Klamath County, Crescent Lake
    Point of Contact: Gerald Jansen
    Phone Number: 5419772910
    E-mail address: janusgj@gmail.com
    Website address: http://www.crescentlakeor.com
    Brief Description: We are a resort community in Deschutes National Forest along highway 58. 28 full and part time residents have been trained and equipped to serve our community

    Name of Program: Lake Oswego CERT
    Geographic Area: Lake Oswego and some surrounding unincorporated areas of Clakamas and Multnomah Counties
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5036350275
    E-mail address: goff@ci.oswego.or.us
    Website address: http://www.fire@ci.oswego.or.us
    Brief Description: The CERT program is offered four times a year. It consists of seven 3-hour classes that prepare people to help themselves their family, and their neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. A steering committee, made up of CERT members, meet once a month to provide continuing training and to promote preparedness.

    Name of Program: Creswell City CERT program
    Geographic Area: Lane County,
    Point of Contact: Mark Shrives
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5418952531
    E-mail address: markshrives@centurytel.net
    Brief Description: Our CERT team provides emergency knowledge to residents, businesses, and schools. We also are prepared to assist in an emergency. We also back up and support our fire department.

    Name of Program: Jacksonville CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Jacksonville
    Point of Contact: David Towe
    Phone Number: 5418997246
    E-mail address: jvillepolice@charter.net
    Brief Description: The Jacksonville CERT responds to emergencies when activated within the city of Jacksonville. The Jacksnovillle CERT’s goals and objectives are to complete our training and increase our numbers to achieve two CERT members for the nine zones created within the city. The next objective is to acquire a trailer to contain all of the CERT equipment. As we grow the team will create more goals and objectives all to help us serve when the need arises.

    Name of Program: City of Astoria CERT
    Geographic Area: Clatsop County
    Point of Contact: Bill or Dorothy Davidson
    Phone Number: 5033252345
    E-mail address: ddavidson@astoria.or.us.
    Brief Description: First CERT Team in Clatsop County. First class graduated in April 2007 with 22 participants. Our second quarterly continuing education class is scheduled for July, 2007. We currently have a waiting list for the next class. We were activated several times since April, all three times in conjunction to a large landslide precipitated by severe storms this past winter. Our goal is to have CERT Team members in each school, care home, and other places of concentrated need. Our program is administered through the Astoria Fire Department.

    Name of Program: ASTORIA CERT
    Geographic Area: Clatsop County
    Point of Contact: Brandi Helligso
    Phone Number: 5033251000
    E-mail address: bhelligso@co.clatsop.or.us
    Website address: http://city of astoria oregon
    Brief Description: This is the first CERT Team in Clatsop County. The class graduated in April 2007. We currently have an enthusiastic team of 19. We are involved in community events, public education, and have been activated three times to assist the City of Astoria with landslides. Our next class to be trained will be in early 2008, with another to follow mid year. Our current team has requested bi-monthly continuing educaction. We recently certified the team in ICS 700, with ICS 100 to follow in January 2008.

    Name of Program: Toledo CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Toledo and surrounding area
    Point of Contact: William F Ewing
    Title: Fire Chief
    Phone Number: 5413363311 201
    E-mail address: tfd@cityoftoledo.org
    Brief Description: To assist in local emergency prepardness and response to natural and manmade disasters

    Name of Program: Partners Being Prepared Tigard CERT
    Geographic Area: Washington County
    Point of Contact: Mike Lueck
    Phone Number: 5037182593
    E-mail address: mikel@tigard-or.gov
    Website address: http://www.tigard-or.gov
    Brief Description: Brief Description: Tigard CERT program was established in 2004 by the Public Works Dept. We currently have 75+ team members in all 4 quadurants of the city. Our goals are to establish proactive teams in every neighborhood of the city. We are always looking for new team members. All we require is a desire to be prepared and to help your neighbors in a time of need, so we welcome all persons. We already have a very diverse membership ranging from retirees, to high school students, stay at home mothers, college students, state and city employees, etc. We welcome all those who live and work in the city and even those from the smaller outlying communities surrounding Tigard. We work closely with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue as well as the cities of Beaverton and King City. Not only do we conduct spring and fall basic CERT classes, we offer 6 monthly CERT enhanced training opportunities throughout the year. Please check the website above for information an upcoming Initial CERT Training Course.

    Name of Program: Junction City Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Junction City
    Point of Contact: Kristin Curiel
    Title: Coordinator
    Phone Number: 5419981245
    E-mail address: kristin_curiel@yahoo.com
    Website address: http://www.ci.junction-city.or.us
    Brief Description: A team of volunteers from the community that response to disasters. Help with prepardness, and to provide back-up and support for our emergency services. Also some light search and rescue missions for missing children and elderly persons.

    Name of Program: Clackamas County 4-H Teen CERT
    Geographic Area: Clackamas County
    Point of Contact: Lynette R Black
    Title: 4-H Youth Development Program
    Phone Number: 5036503132
    E-mail address: lynette.black@oregonstate.edu
    Brief Description: The CERT program is offered to High School youth in the form of an after-school program. The youth not only aquire the knowledge and skills from the CERT curriculum, but also learn communication and leadership skills, additional medical skills, technology skills (GIS/GPS) and involved in service learning projects related to disaster preparedness in their community.

    Name of Program: Newberg/Dundee CERT
    Geographic Area: Newberg/Dundee and surrounding communities
    Point of Contact: Doug McGillivray
    Phone Number: 5034347340
    E-mail address: mcgilllivrayd@co.yamhill.or.us
    Website address: http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/emerg_mgmt/index.asp
    Brief Description: The Newberg/Dundee CERT is no longer in existence and has been rolled into the Yamhill County CERT program. Contact information for the Yamhill County CERT is below. CERT members attend a combined 30 hour classroom/hands-on training course designed to give them the needed skills and knowledge to assist their communities in the event of a disaster. CERT teams meet quarterly and participate in local disaster exercises. Members are also encouraged to attend any of the basic training sessions as refresher. To keep members involved and motivated, we also look for ways to use CERT in community events. Enrollment is open to anyone 16 years of age and older who lives or works in the Newberg/Dundee area. The only requirements for participation are: commitment, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn as well as a small registration fee. To reserve a spot in an upcoming class, call 503-434-7340.

    Name of Program: King City CERT
    Geographic Area: City of King City
    Point of Contact: Chuck Fessler
    Phone Number: 5036208851
    E-mail address: cfessler@ci.king-city.or.us
    Brief Description: Volunteers are trained in basic CERT procedures and ICS, sa well as training in CPR/AED. Participate in local exercises. Do surveys of special needs residents for local data base.

    Name of Program: Nehalem Bay CERT
    Geographic Area: Manzanita, Neahkahnie, Bay Side Gardens, Nehalem and Wheeler
    Point of Contact: William Harshbarger
    Phone Number: 5033686716
    E-mail address: harshbarger@nehalemtel.net
    Brief Description: The Nehalem Bay CERT is part of the Nehalem Bay Emergency Volunteer Corps, a coordinated volunteer program to support the Nehalem Bay Region – the hamlets of Manzanita, Neahkahnie, Bay Side Gardens, Nehalem and Wheeler – in disaster and emergency situations. The Nehalem Bay CERT program began in 2009 with the training of an initial volunteer team. Training of additional volunteers will be conducted in 2010 and 2011. The focus of these CERT groups will be to provide support to the Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue organization, the Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness groups, the Red Cross and the Medical Reserve Corps. Our motto is to “Do the most good for the most people in the Nehalem Bay Region.”

    Name of Program: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue CERT
    Geographic Area: Forest Grove
    Point of Contact: Brad Shinpaugh
    Phone Number: 5039923240
    E-mail address: bshinpaugh@forestgrove-or.gov
    Website address: http://www.fgfr.org

    Name of Program: King City CERT
    Geographic Area: City of King City
    Point of Contact: Chuck Fessler
    Phone Number: 5036208851
    E-mail address: cfessler@ci.king-city.or.us

    Name of Program: St. Helens CERT
    Geographic Area: Columbia County
    Point of Contact: Terry Moss
    Phone Number: 5033973333
    E-mail address: TerryM@ci.st-helens.or.us
    Brief Description: Our CERT members are trained to help lessen the impact of disasters on our community through preparedness and training. Our team of CERT volunteers respond to disasters, help with preparedness, and provide back-up and support for our emergency services. Our goal is to assist the CERT in becoming self sustaining and keep members interested and involved with training and allowing them to volunteer in community events. CERT “basic training” is offered in eight weekly sessions of three hours each. The course is offered to anyone who lives or works in the St. Helens area. We provide all training materials plus basic safety gear. Follow-on training is being planned for related topics for our graduates throughout the year.

    Name of Program: Seal Rock CERT
    Geographic Area: Seal Rock Rural Fire Protection District
    Point of Contact: Peter Benjamin
    Phone Number: 5415634441
    E-mail address: sealrockfire@peak.org

    Name of Program: Corbett Area NERT
    Geographic Area: Multnomah County, east of the Sandy River
    Point of Contact: Bob Grist
    Phone Number: 5039884580
    E-mail address: bob.grist@co.multnomah.or.us
    Brief Description: The Corbett Area NERT program has been active since 1999. Volunteers are trained in 24 hours of Basic CERT curriculum, and encouraged to continue their training with more advanced disaster response skills, tailored to our rural area, and HAM radio. We are allied with a group of 4 other rural fire districts. We offer 2 basic CERT courses per year, with monthly meeting/training sessions to reinforce and enhance skills. Corbett NERT volunteers have participated with local fire districts in MCI drills, took part in TOPOFF4 in 2007, and have traveled to neighboring communities affected by floods and severe winter storms.

    Name of Program: City of Hubbard CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Hubbard
    Point of Contact: Darren Pomeroy
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: dpomeroy@cityofhubbard.org
    Website address: http://www.cityofhubbard.org/
    Brief Description: Have core group of individuals to help in the event of a critical incident. The CERT Team would help educate the public on disaster preparedness.

    Name of Program: Elsie Vinemaple CERT
    Geographic Area: Elsie Vinemaple rural fire protection district
    Point of Contact: Hans Mulder
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: evrfpd@centurytel.com
    Website address: http://www.firehouse.com/region/departments/elsie-vinemaple-rural-fire-protection-district-11
    Brief Description: Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operation. CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

    Name of Program: Central Point CERT
    Geographic Area: Central Point
    Point of Contact: Rick Bartlett
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: rick.bartlett@centralpointoregon.gov
    Website address: http://www.centralpointoregon.gov
    Brief Description: We are in our infancy but getting our program together nicely. With a “core” group of 8, we’re now ready to begin accepting applications for membership. We’ll do some safety training while the rain and snow falls this winter and get a bunch of us to Basic Training in nearby Ashland, who by the way, puts on an excellent Basic Training course. We will be working under the umbrella of the City of Central Point and its Police Department, also assisting our Public Works and Fire District 3, the county fire agency. (The county absorbed the city fire department in 1996.) Flooding is our primary threat; and we’ve seen our share of it, so I know there’s a need. As the CP CERT Coordinator, I recently retired from 33 1/2 years of Public Works here in Central Point. I have personally observed the need for a more coordinated flood fight. Training the public is probably the most valuable goal I have set at this point. We are currently developing a web page which will be part of the city’s web site at http://www.centralpointoregon.gov Look for us later at that site.

    Name of Program: Seaside CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Seaside
    Point of Contact: Dale Kamrath
    Phone Number: 5037385420
    E-mail address: seasidefd@theoregonshore.com
    Brief Description: Our program began in Fall 2007. One of our major activities is educating our residents and visitors about emergency preparedness, particularly for the large Cascadia subduction earthquake and tsunami that threatens our community. We work with a citizen Tsunami Advisory Group that sponsors emergency preparedness fairs each April and September. Our goal is to have every resident, business and visitor prepared for quick evacuation and sustained living in emergency situations.

    Name of Program: Clatskanie, Oregon CERT
    Geographic Area: Claskanie Rural Fire Protection District
    Point of Contact: Gregory Hinkelman
    Phone Number: 5037282622
    E-mail address: ghinkelman@cityofclatskanie.com
    Brief Description: Training From FEMA CERT Manual

    Name of Program: Lewis & Clark CERT
    Geographic Area: Lewis & Clark/Youngs River
    Point of Contact: Caren Black
    Phone Number: 5033256886
    E-mail address: teachnet@aol.com
    Brief Description: LEWIS & CLARK CERT supports the Lewis & Clark Rural Fire Protection District, located just south of Astoria, Oregon and serving approximately 3000 residents and business owners covering 20 square miles. Since its inception in 2008, L&C CERT has offered yearly trainings, graduated 12 team members, provided light search and rescue with medical assistance following a major winter storm, served as firefighter rehab during live training drills, and participated in FEMA’s “Cascadia Peril” Exercise and local safety fairs and exhibits. Team members receive ongoing training every month with the Lewis & Clark Fire Department during drills pertaining to CERT skills and with other CERT teams countywide. CERT Trainer Kris Wolfgram has 30 years’ experience in fire fighting and EMS.

    Name of Program: Rainier CERT
    Geographic Area: Rainier
    Point of Contact: Ralph Painter
    Phone Number: 5035563644
    E-mail address: rpainter@cityofrainier.com
    Brief Description: Our goal is to provide our community with information, training, and the resources to prepare for what can happen at any time. To bring a team spirit to a volunteer group willing to help other in times of need. To be able to have trained members of our community available to help city employees, and our community members in the event of an emergency. To be able to offer information to our community members to help prepare them in there homes, and places of business in the case of an emergency.

    Name of Program: Seal Rock Fire CERT Program
    Geographic Area: N & S Beaver Creek; Hwy 101 from Ona Beach to Alsea River
    Point of Contact: Peter Benjamin
    Phone Number: 5415634441
    E-mail address: sealrockfire@peak.org
    Website address: http://sealrockfire@peak.org
    Brief Description: To provide emergency preparation and support for those in the Seal Rock Fire Protection District in the event of a disaster.

    Name of Program: Yamhill County Citizen Corps
    Geographic Area: Yamhill County
    Point of Contact: Doug McGillivray
    Phone Number: 5034347340
    E-mail address: mcgillivrayd@co.yamhill.or.us
    Brief Description: The CERT program in Yamhill is designed to provide area residents with an opportunity to make a contribution to their community by being part of a legitimate and needed community service organization. The intent of the organization is to provide preparedness training to individuals and form those trained individuals into neighborhood teams. It is anticipated that during and immediately following a major emergency or disaster these trained individuals will look after and care for their families, evaluate the status of their neighborhood, and then if possible, be available to offer assistance to professional responders. Our members understand the value of citizen preparedness and wish to share that knowledge and expertise with others. Our program is consistent with the National CERT program and is open to all residents over the age of 14, at no charge. Graduates are provided a modest set of equipment and an indentification card. Regional emergency service agencies are being made aware of these teams and their abilities, and the fact that they can be a vital asset in responding to a real-world event. Our program covers the entire county and our goal is to train and develop multiple teams in each of our ten cities. Once developed we will retain the teams through a program of on-going training and community involvement.

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