Happy Winter, 2015!
Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about the National CERT program as well as how we operate here in Polk County, Oregon.
Over the past 14 years our CERT has grown into a vibrant program that supports 3 Police Departments, 2 Fire Districts, 1 University and 4 City Administrations within our county. Our routine duties run a range of functions, from providing man hours at large community events, to enhancing community outreach and preparedness efforts, facilitation of and participation on multi-agency training activities, grant writing/administration support, and improving inter-operability networking and partnerships.
Our Senior Instructional Team also brings low/no cost Oregon Emergency Management sanctioned CERT courses statewide upon local agency request. Our G-Series CERT Basic, CERT TTT and CERT Program Manager courses concisely mirror the current best practices taught by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) located at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, MD.
In 2014 we delivered 6 (G317) CERT Basic, 4 (G428) CERT TTT and 3 (G427) CERT Program Manager courses, as well as 2 "CERT Tools for Leadership Success" courses. We've greatly enjoy mentoring emergent programs as well as sharing the common struggles and success stories we've heard from others, helping to build a stronger statewide network of successful and engaged CERT programs.
I have been a part of this program since 2003, working my way through the ranks as a Team Member, Team Lead, Trainer, and currently serving as the Program Coordinator and Course Manager. However you choose to serve in our program, I'm confident that you will find your experience to be a truly rewarding one.
Program & Training Coordinator, Polk County CERT
January 8th - February 26th (Thursdays)
in Polk Co., OR.
January 19th - March 9th (Mondays) in Polk Co., OR.
CERT Program Manager
Train the Trainer (TTT)
February 20 - 22 in Milwaukie, OR.
CERT Tools for Leadership Success
Registration and Questions, Please Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don't see a class in your area, email us to request an onsite delivery