Why should I get involved in CERT?  

In the event of a catastrophic disaster you and your family, as well as your community, may be on your own for a period of time due to the size of the area affected.  Emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately because of the time it takes to set up and prepare an organized response to the disaster.  You, your family, and your community may need to rely on your own resources (food, water, medical treatment and shelter) for several days or longer.


You can make a difference by being prepared.

 

     CERT training prepares you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors during these emergencies. During this course you will learn:
  • The fundamentals of preparedness
  • How to handle medical situations
  • How to find and remove victims from homes/businesses
  • How to deal with chemicals and small fires
  • How to mentally cope with disasters
  • How to respond to acts of terrorism
 

CERT Basic Course Training — 2020

Saturday Classes 

Spring - cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak

Fall - October 10 & 17  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM - click here to sign up!


All classes have a $20.00 tuition fee and include a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks on both dates

 

Training is held at:

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Building
1632 Linden Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507


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