Community Emergency Response Team Training for Southwest Minneapolis
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is a community based training program sponsored by the Minneapolis Fire Department. It is designed to increase communities’ capacity to respond to emergency situations, in coordination with professional responders, such as the fire and police departments. Whether it is severe weather or other emergency situations, through the training, CERT members learn how to prepare themselves and their families to weather the storm. It also provides citizens with the tools to help their neighbors and their community safely and effectively.
Sponsored a the federal levelly by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), this is a hands-on course where volunteers learn the basics of disaster preparedness, fire safety and fire extinguisher use, emergency first aid and triage, light search and rescue, and much more.
Council Member Lane has taken this training and found it to be extremely valuable, so much so that he also became certified to teach this course. He encourages residents to consider registering for the training. If you would like to learn more about CERT, we encourage residents to visit FEMAs CERT website, http://www.citizencorps.gov/programs/cert.shtm .
In partnership with FEMA and the Minneapolis Fire Department (MFD), Council Member Lane is committed to deploying CERT in Southwest Minneapolis. He hopes to have a trained team in each of the six Ward Thirteen neighborhoods by the end of 2005.
This year, the Fire Department will hold six CERT training sessions. Four will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings over the course of single month. The other two sessions will be offered on weekends – Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday.
All sessions are from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Minneapolis Fire Department training center in Columbia Heights ( map ).
1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, and 22
7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, and 28
2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, and 23
1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, and 22
These trainings begin with an evening session on Friday night from 5:00 to 10:00 pm and are followed by all day sessions on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. These trainings are also held at the Minneapolis Fire Department training center ( map).
15, 16, and 17
7, 8, and 9
The Ward 13 office is coordinating registration for the 2005 sessions. Please complete the registration form and return it to our office by mail or fax. We will send you a confirmation notice upon receipt of your registration.
Updated Registration Form
We have updated our Registration information/brochure.
Last updated Oct. 6, 2011