CERT Basic Training courses are being scheduled.
Check back often to see if there is one in your area.
Q. What is CERT?
A. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates 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 CERT training learned in the classroom and during exercises, individuals can assist others in their neighborhood, workplace or school following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
Q. Why take CERT training?
A.The primary reason for CERT training is to give people the decision making, organizational and practical skills to offer immediate assistance to family members, neighbors and associates while waiting for help.
Q. Who can take the training?
A. Naturals for the training are neighborhood watch, community organizations, communities of faith, school staff, workplace employees, scouting organizations and other groups that come together regularly for a common purpose but individuals who are not affiliated with a group may also take the course to learn skills that are useful in disaster and everyday life events.
Click here to visit the national CERT homepage
OKLAHOMA YOUTH PREPAREDNESS CAMP
Youth groups along with an adult sponsor should apply for camp as a group. The team application is due by June 1, 2019. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us by email at Roxie.Beall@okohs.ok.gov or by phone at 405-605-8957. Application available online here: Camp Application Please submit completed applications to Roxie.Beall@okohs.ok.gov
Q. Who Should Attend?
A. Students interested in helping your school and community be more prepared for emergency situations. The OK Youth Preparedness Camp is designed and delivered using a youth-led, adult assisted process. A youth-led, adult assisted model is one where students are essentially the decision makers and the adults act in a supportive role. Youth participants must be entering grades 9-12 in the following school year.
Q. Why Should I Attend?
A. Learn basic response skills, teamwork, and action planning, all in a stimulating and fun environment! Participants (including the adult sponsor) receive a full 20 hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training that includes a CERT certificate of completion and acquire the leadership skills needed to address emergency preparedness in their schools and/or communities when they return home.
Q. Where Will The Camp Be Held?
A. During camp, all participants, including the adult sponsors, will stay in dormitories at Northeastern State University. Meals will be served in the university cafeteria at specific times. All camp related activities will occur on the grounds of the university. Northeastern State University 600 N Grand Ave Tahlequah, OK 74464.