Public Education

About Beaverton's CERT Program 

The Beaverton Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of trained volunteers from the community who assist emergency response personnel during disasters and emergencies. Citizens in the community are trained to cut off utilities, put out small fires, administer first aid, search for victims, organize themselves, and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts. 

Fast Facts 

  • Target audience: General public (business owners, community groups, family members, friends, and other similar groups)
  • Training calendar: Training is usually held during the spring and fall. 
  • Training locations: Beaverton Community Center and the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Training Valley (Sherwood) 
  • Typical training days and times:
    • Seven consecutive Wednesdays from 6 - 9 pm
    • One Saturday graduation / evaluation day from 8 am - 12 noon (on the Saturday following the last Wednesday class) 

Special Group Classes

In addition to our regularly scheduled CERT training, we also provide training to groups on a special-request basis. If you would like to request a group training event, contact Michael Mumaw, our Emergency Manager at 503-629-6400. 

CERT Program 

Citizen Corp Information 

Preparedness Information 

For further information about how to keep you and your family safe during a major disaster or emergency, please view our emergency preparedness information

Map Your Neighborhood 

Map Your Neighborhood - Helping neighborhoods prepare for disasters.