Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) / Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NET)
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT/NET members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT/NET members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Use the links below to learn more about CERT/NET programs in the Portland area and sign up for an upcoming training: