You are not alone! Community resources and training can help you, your family and your business become better prepared to survive and thrive when faced with a disaster.
AMERICAN RED CROSS TRAINING
Becoming certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (FA/CPR) is a great way gain valuable skills to serve your family, friends and your community.
The American Red Cross offers both non-certified and certified training options and is widely recognized as a leader in FA/CPR certifications.
JOIN A COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has organized the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program since 1993 to train citizens in basic disaster response skills.
CERT operates primarily by training its members as auxiliary responders to aid their communities during emergency situations when professional responders are not immediately available.
CERT members are also encouraged to take an active role in emergency preparedness projects in the local community.
The Eugene-Springfield CERT website lists upcoming activities and training opportunities.