Starting a CERT Program

Step 6: Establishing a Training Cadre

Words of Advice: Establishing a Training Cadre

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Dale Kleos - Whatcom County, Washington
Develop a Training Plan

Having a plan for training your CERT trainers is important. Some of our volunteers are sent to EMI and we also have an in-house train-the-trainer program.

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Rachel Jacky - Portland, Oregon
Use Local Resources

We offer train-the-trainer directly through the Portland fire department.

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Joe Lowry - Memphis, Tennessee
Form Partnerships

One way to build a cadre is through establishing partnerships. We partner with our local fire department because they are experts on much of the emergency information.