Phone: (208) 705-5861
Volunteer Citizens are wanted to join Community Emergency Response Team to help in a crisis.
Fremont, Madison and Bonneville Counties are hosting free, area-wide community emergency response training to prepare citizens to take care of their neighborhoods and community until professional responders can arrive.
Citizens from other counties are welcome to register and attend. Priority is given to residents of host counties.
Please spread the word... we hope you can join us.
Idaho Falls - Every Thursday, September 7, 2023
Weekly from 6:30 pm-9:00 pm for approximately 8 weeks.
Location: ISU Idaho Falls Campus (exact location given upon registration)
Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Claudia Warner, 858-395-6334
Rexburg - Every Wednesday, starting September 13, 2023
7:00 pm-9:30 pm for approximately 10 weeks.
(includes Stop the Bleed certification and 2 way radio communications)
Location: Madison Memorial Hospital (exact location given upon registration)
Register by emailing: email@example.com
or call Jon Corpany, 208-705-5861
Contact John Kaelberer, CERT Coordinator
Who: Open to all residents
Cost: There is NO CHARGE for this course
Completion: Graduates receive a certificate after completion. Eligible graduates can apply to join the CERT team in their county.
Course Content: The class covers a variety of topics including disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, victim triage, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, documentation and organization and terrorism/active shooter.
A final disaster simulation/exam will be held where those trained use the skills they have learned.
Survivor/Victims will be needed for the final mock disaster drill (CERT training is not required to participate).
This schedule may change. Call or email to confirm course content if you are not attending all classes.
To complete the course and receive a certificate all classes must be completed. Makeup classes are allowed.
Who can participate?
Anyone 18 years and older. Youth participation may be allowed as well but that is up to each county academy coordinator. Please contact a county coordinator listed above to confirm.
For more information, contact Jon Corpany, Regional Volunteer CERT Program Manager at 208-705-5861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested individuals can also connect to the Eastern Idaho CERT Facebook group fan page at https://www.facebook.com/EICERT.
Each year, East Idaho may be rocked by severe weather, winter storms, floods or flash floods, or by man-made disasters. The damage caused by a disaster affects everyone. Disasters can severely restrict and overwhelm emergency response resources, communications, transportation, and utilities; and leave individuals and neighborhoods cut off from outside emergency support.
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) are trained to take care of themselves and then help others in their communities for the first three days following a disaster.
The CERT program is a nationally recognized program (www.ready.gov/cert). CERT seeks to educate people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills.
Typically there are several free academies offered each year. To sign up email your contact information to email@example.com.
Our motto is "Do the most good for the most people!" We hope you will join us.
Once you have sent us your email we can help you figure out which CERT location is best for you.
Please include what county you live in so we can more effectively help you.