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Disaster Preparedness

Generalized disaster preparedness training is available to interested community groups and organizations. This 90-minute presentation is free, and covers general disaster preparedness information, community resources, and local hazards information. To schedule a class for your group, contact the Emergency Preparedness Office at 253-876-1925 or email Auburn Emergency Management.

Join us for Disaster Preparedness on a Limited Budget!

Learn how to prepare for a disaster on a limited budget. Learn what you need to do to prepare: how to make a plan, how to build a kit, and how to get involved in your own preparedness, all at little or no cost. The presentation is free and also includes information on local hazards. If you would like to bring this presentation to your neighborhood, church, community group, etc. please call our office at 253-876-1925 or email Auburn Emergency Management.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

CERTCERT training is comprised of 24+ hours of classroom education and hands-on practice in topics including disaster preparedness, emergency management, fire safety/suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster communication, disaster psychology, and all-hazards identification and awareness, including terrorism. Basic safety equipment is provided. Students are required to provide minimal materials, such as sturdy shoes and work gloves.

Graduates have the opportunity to become registered emergency workers with their respective cities and the State of Washington, allowing them to aid in local and regional disasters. Graduates also have the opportunity to participate in local and regional continuing education activities, including training and field exercises. Fire department and emergency management professionals from Auburn and surrounding jurisdictions, as well as the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) teach CERT classes.

Upcoming CERT Classes 

(The class is free, but pre-registration is required)

2021 CERT Schedule 

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been forced to cancel most of our on site training classes. At this time it is uncertain if we will provide CERT training in 2021, so please return back to this page for current updates. Any future CERT class offerings will be posted to this page. We regret that we must take this action, but the safety of our students and instructors comes first.

Register for any of our CERT classes by filling out a Training Application online.

For more information, or to receive a registration form via mail, please call 253-876-1925 or email Auburn Emergency Management.