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Basic Training Fall 2020


Fall 2020 CERT Basic Training Schedule

At this time, we plan to hold fall basic training virtually in an attempt to overcome cancellation.
Because COVID presents enormous challenges related to community preparedness we invite you to learn more from the safety of your home.
Participants must have reliable internet access, a personal device (such as laptop computer), and ability to connect to the Zoom meeting platform. 

October 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24

Thursday Friday Saturday Thursday Friday Saturday
October 8 October 9 October 10 October 22 October 23 October 24
5:30-8:30 pm 5:30-8:30 pm 8:00am-4:00pm 5:30-8:30 pm 5:30-8:30 pm 8:00am-5:00pm

Ashland CERTís Fall "Intensive" Basic Training Course is offered FREE to residents of Jackson County interested in being prepared. The course is also required to establish volunteerism within CERT. There will be future opportunities to participate in the sought-after CERT training in 2021. Participants must attend each session in full including all four evenings and two Saturday sessions. 

See the Basic Training Course Summary

See the Basic Training Flyer  |  Download the Registration Form

MOCK Victim Volunteer Registration Waiver 

Training consists of more than 27 hours of instruction split into four evenings and two Saturdays to accommodate work schedules culminating in a final exercise. NOTE: Participants must attend and complete all training modules to complete the course.

Classes will be held remotely 

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


Download the Basic Training Registration Document

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


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