CERT in the NEWS
Blaine - State EMS Volunteer of the Year
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CERT Teams Complete Sept.SAR Exercises
2023 Irrigation Festival Parade
Elks Donate to CERT 2022
2021 Presidents' Award Winners
CERT Service Awards/Projects 2021
Sunland Emergency Cache 2020
Food Distribution 2020
Relief Food 2020
Camping in Home 2018
MCI Drill 2018
CERT Disaster Drill
CERT Grows to 300
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
Sequim CERT is sponsored by Clallam County Fire District 3. We are proud to be members for their team.
CERT Teams are always in need of equipment for new members and teams as we grow; emergency supplies to use during disasters; places for our teams to meet and train; community educational materials; storage areas for disaster equipment, ready for deployment.
We thank those who support us! For more information about how to support us, contact Cindy Zechenelly at 360.504.2531
Community Emergency Response Team
NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS
The Sequim's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact our area and trains us in basic disaster response skills, including fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Our 15 teams are geographically based, so we are helping our own neighbors.
CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and an organizational structure that our local professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on tasks that are more complex.
Sequim's CERT program is sponsored Clallam County Fire District 3. Our area of response is designated by Clallam County as the Sequim Operational Area. We have 15 CERT Teams throughout the fire district's boundaries.
CERT training allows us to respond safely, responsibly, and effectively to emergency situations. Through hands-on practice and realistic exercises, CERT members learn how to safely respond to manmade and natural hazards, help organize basic disaster response and promote preparedness by hosting and participating in community events.
The CERT training consists of three 8-hour classes held on Saturdays. Even if you do not wish to join CERT, the training is invaluable, teaching you how to prepare for and survive a catastrophic event. After you are trained, your local CERT captain will contact you regarding when and where your team meets month for additional training.
Classes are FREE. Join Us!
For more information, write to us at email@example.com or call Cindy Zechenelly at 360.504.2531
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10. 2021 - July Newsletter
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12. 2022 - January Newsletter
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14. 2022 - July Newsletter
15. 2022 - October Newsletter
16. 2023 - January Newsletter
17. 2023 - April Newsletter
18. 2023 - July Newsletter
Why You See CERT Members Directing Traffic and Parking Vehicles
CERT Volunteers are all about “Neighbor Helping Neighbor”. So, when we have an opportunity to help our Sequim citizens stay safe during a community event, under the direction of our Senior Program Manager and with the approval of our sponsoring agency, Clallam County Fire District 3, we volunteer to help. We learn the proper way to do the job; the proper equipment to ensure our safety and the safety of the public; and we enjoy what we do.
The benefits for CERT members doing traffic control and parking include:
Developing better radio communications skills
Using the Chain of Command, as we work in small group, reporting to leaders
Interfacing with the public, advancing our skills of communication and problem solving
Situational Awareness (learning to watch what is happening around us)
Learning about our own level of stamina and endurance
Meeting members of other CERT Teams
Building camaraderie and how to better work together
~Kyle Hall, Team 16 Captain