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Summit to prepare county for disaster

Clackamas Fire and the Clackamas County Office of Emergency Management will host the first-ever Community Emergency Response Team summit this weekend.

The summit is intended to improve cooperation, collaboration and communication between several teams in the county starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Clackamas Fire District No. 1’s Station 14, 28655 S.E. Highway 212, Boring.

Through presentations from guest speakers and a variety of hands-on skills stations, CERT members will learn about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and train in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search & 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.

If you have questions, call 503-754-2902 or email gregg.ramirez@clackamasfire.com.