The City of Hillsboro provides you with quality emergency fire and medical services. In the wake of a disaster they may be unavailable due to debris and road damage, plus an overwhelming need for emergency response in all areas of the city. Some basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills will improve your ability to survive until assistance arrives.
The goal of the CERT program is to provide for community self-sufficiency during the first 72 hours after a disaster.
CERT is taught by Hillsboro firefighters. The training is free to anyone who lives or works in the City of Hillsboro.
Register for CERT by contacting Mitch Neilson at 681-5266. Classes are held at the Ronler Acres Fire Station at 4455 NW 229th Hillsboro, OR 97124. Children 14 years of age and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult.
CERT members are also encouraged to get their amateur radio license to assist in disaster communications. Good news - amateur radio is not just for nerds anymore! There is no Morse Code requirement for an entry-level "ham" license - just a multiple-choice test on basic electronics, FCC rules, and radio operations.
Hillsboro's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is free to anyone who lives or works in Hillsboro. CERT membership includes professionals from many of Hillsboro's largest corporations, small business owners, High School students, Explorer Scouts, and Hillsboro School District. We have over 1500 concerned citizens who have been "CERTified" by successfully completing an eight week, 24-hour training program January 1997. We are growing and look forward to seeing you here.
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