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2023 Basic CERT Training this fall

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CERT – Neighbors Helping Neighbors… Are you ready?

CERT’s (Community Emergency Response Team) Basic Academy will be held this fall. This is an opportunity for the citizens of Ashland to learn how to help themselves, their families and ultimately the community in the event of a disaster.
CERT basic training is a free program offered to the Ashland community two times per year. The course consists of approximately 20 hours of instruction that covers a wide array of topics. The course builds a solid foundational knowledge of disaster operations.
Training modules include:
  • CERT Organization & ICS (Incident Command System)
  • Disaster Medical Operations 
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Fire Safety & Hazardous Materials 
  • Urban Search & Rescue
  • Terrorism Awareness
  • Two-way Radio Communications 
  • Real-life Disaster Simulation
 The fall 2023 schedule is as follows*:
  • Friday, October 6,  5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 7,  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, October 13, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 14, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      *Participants must attend and complete all training modules in full to become certified. 
To learn more and register, please visit The deadline to register is October 4, 2023. Plan Now. Work Together. Be Ready. “We are better together!”

Released August 21, 2023 

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