IMG_2625Clackamas County CERT held a summit in Boring, Oregon this past Saturday. It was the first countywide CERT Summit that was open to all County CERT members. The day long event included hands-on training exercises in Search and Rescue, First Aid, and Emergency Kit Building, to name but a few.

As the day progressed, participants went to various skills stations. During their 40 minutes at each venue, they experienced as much as possible about topics that they would need when called upon to use their skills in the event of a natural disaster or medical emergency.

IMG_2627Wherever you live across the U.S. your local CERT or Community Emergency Response Team is always looking for new volunteers to help out in case of a natural disaster or other emergency situation. The training that volunteers receive is invaluable and goes along way toward making you more prepared as a private citizen as well.IMG_2628

Statistics show that CERT volunteers are 3 times more prepared than the average citizen when it comes to dealing with difficult emergency situations, and lets face it…some day one of those difficult emergency situations is going to happen to each and every one of us.

So, if you have been looking for something to do with your spare time that not only helps others, but helps you as well, what better way to spend it than volunteering for CERT training. Plus…you get one of those cool day-glow t-shirts and a nifty pin and a CERTificate to go along with your new found knowledge. Go Get ‘em.