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Hoodland C.E.R.T.

C.E.R.T. Community Emergency Response Team

Who We Are:

We are your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors and call the Villages at Mt. Hood our home.  We are passionate about serving and helping others and feel privileged to live in the foothills of the Northern Cascades. 

What We Do:

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CERT members provide training and education on preventing and preparing for emergencies.  As members of Hoodland Fire, CERT is deployed to support emergency and/or training events such as the COVID vaccination clinics, emergency resource centers, and when activated, offer firefighter rehab support.

Why You Should Join:

Hoodland Fire is one of the only first responder agencies between Warm Springs and Sandy, and is responsible for fire, rescue, advanced life support, and emergency medical services covering 45 square miles of protection and safety.  As a CERT member you’d be actively involved and helping to support efforts year-round.  If you think you’d enjoy being part of a first responder organization and want to learn more about personal safety and preparedness, CERT may be for you. Training is designed to help you prevent, prepare and protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. 

What We Need From You:

Complete an indication of interest form below or call Hoodland Fire at 503-622-3256 to leave a message for a return call from a CERT leader. We’ll set up time for an informational interview and to complete a preliminary application, followed by background and reference screening. Training for CERT members includes F.E.M.A. on-line courses as well as hands-on during actual events.

What to Expect:

Personal safety and the safety of others is our top priority and we adhere to a strict chain of command. For protection, all members are required to wear long pants, long-sleeved or t-shirt uniforms and close-toed work shoes or boots.

Time commitment is approximately 20 hours annually including quarterly team meetings and participating at events related to Firewise and Winterwise preparedness campaigns and unplanned events and emergencies.

As a CERT member, we want your ideas on ways to evolve and improve how we serve and support our community.  We believe in teamwork and supporting one another, Hoodland Fire and people in need of emergency preparedness.

Hoodland C.E.R.T. Interest Form

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