Basic Training


Spring Basic Training 2023

Below, is the Spring Basic Training schedule:
Training is broken up into numerous modules over two weeks including
May 12,13,19, 20. See specific times below:

Friday, May 12
5:30-8:30 PM
Saturday, May 13
8:00-5:00 PM
Friday, May 19
5:30-8:30 PM
Saturday, May 20
8:00-5:00 PM

Training consists of more than 25 hours of instruction split into smaller modules culminating in a final exercise. NOTE: Participants must attend and complete all training modules in full to become certified.

Ashland CERT’s Basic Training Course is offered twice annually and is FREE to residents of Ashland and the surrounding area who are interested in being prepared for disaster. Course completion is required for anyone seeking to establish volunteerism within CERT.


Step 1: Complete the required FEMA Intro Course (click here for link). 
Step 2: Fill out registration form and background authorization and return them to Fire Station #1 455 Siskiyou Blvd Ashland, OR.

Registration and background forms are available to pick up in person at Fire St. #1 from 8am-4pm


SOU-Lithia Motors Pavilion
1465 Webster St. Ashland, OR 97520

For the final disaster simulation please dress for all weather and wear pants and boots or sturdy sneakers. The CERT office has basic protective equipment for you to wear if you do not bring your own (such as hard hat, safety vest, work gloves, goggles/sunglasses, and knee pads). You must wear PPE during the simulation for everyone's safety. 

Training modules include:

- CERT Organization & ICS
- Disaster Medical Operations 
- Disaster Preparedness
- Disaster Psychology
- Fire Suppression Safety & Hazardous Materials 
- Urban Search & Rescue
- Terrorism Awareness
- Two-way Radio Communications 

- Real-life Disaster Simulation

For more information about CERT Basic Training
contact Program Coordinator
541-552-2226 | cert @


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