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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

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  • City of Milwaukie Oregon Official Website

    CERT COURSE 2014

    When: Six Wednesday evenings, February 5, through Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm

    Where: American Legion Post #180, 2146 SE Monroe, Milwaukie OR 97222

    To register Contact: Linda Hedges; 503-343-0022 or or Jerry Craig, squish5213

    Students must complete all six classes to receive certification.

    Instructor: Mike Lueck, City of Tigard Emergency Manager and Post #180 Finance Director


    Milwaukie's CERT Team was founded in 2010 in response to the 2008-09 winter ice and snowstorm that badly affected the Portland area. There are now more than 20 active members and another 15 reserve members. Members meet for drills and practice exercises on the second Saturday morning each month and also participate in other training opportunities within the Portland area as they become available.

    Equipment allocated to CERT members has been provided through the generosity of Celebrate Milwaukie, Inc. and the Milwaukie Rotary Club and the City of Milwaukie has also paid for some training. Milwaukie CERT members are committed to helping their own families and their neighbors following a disaster event, and expert to perform other activities as assigned by the City's Emergency Manager at that time, which may include helping emergency shelters, providing damage assessment and light search and rescue operations. Those interested in training in CERT complete a 15 hour long on-line course (IS 317 Introduction to CERT) at the, plus a one day final hands-on test.


    Those interested should contact Linda Hedges. at 503-343-0022 or or contact Clackamas County Fire District #1 Emergency Manager Gregg Ramirez at cell (503) 754-2902 or