The City of Medford holds a FREE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course multiple times per year.
CERT members are community volunteers who undergo approximately 24 hours of basic training on assessing hazards, fighting small fires, light search and rescue, and first aid. Members acquire skills that are beneficial to their families and neighbors, and prepare them to respond to emergencies throughout their own and neighboring communities. Active members of organized local teams are provided basic equipment for their safety and identification as part of the CERT team.
Participants will work closely with local law enforcement, fire rescue, emergency medical, emergency management, and other agencies, as well as CERTs already established in Ashland, Central Point, and Jacksonville.
Although graduates of CERT training are welcome to join an organized team, they are not obligated to do so. Many community members complete the training to prepare themselves and their families for emergency situations.
For more information on this FREE training, please call (541) 774-2322 or please click here to view the CERT training schedule for May 2017.
Medford CERT Highlights March, 2015 - KDRV video clip regarding Medford's CERT program.
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