Registration Open for Free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Classes at LCC or Downtown

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 the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

2017 Spring CERT Training: Two Options

LCC will host classes on Sunday, February 26th; Sunday March 5th; and Sunday, March 19th; 9 AM – 5 PM with a 1 hour lunch each day, at Lane Community College in Building 30 Room 114. The final Drill will be on Sunday, April 2nd. Classes are Free, NO Charge. For questions or to register, please contact

CERT Flyer

The City of Eugene will host CERT training courses for the Eugene‐Springfield metro area on two consecutive weekends. Download flyer…

For more information contact: Patence Winningham 541‐682‐5860.

More Information

  • The New Yorker magazine article, “The Really Big One,” about the possibility of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake in the Pacific Northwest has sparked intense public interest in emergency preparedness.
  • Check out the video HERE of a University of Oregon presentation, in which experts explain the science behind earthquake hazards we face here in the Pacific Northwest, and what you can do to help lessen the impact of a major earthquake on you, your family, and your community.
  • OPB offers an excellent video and series of articles about exactly that – our preparedness, or lack thereof. The series is titled “Unprepared“, and if offers a wealth of very useful information.  Check it out at