Grays Harbor County CERT

Subtitle

Be sure to check out "upcoming events tab above to see all pending events for the year. 

What is CERT Training?

In the basic training course is a combination of classroom work and hands-on exercises. The course concludes with a simulated disaster in which the students demonstrate their skills with live "victims".You learn skills to help your loved ones and community in the greatest time of need. 


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Helpful links: Just copy the links into your browser to view their pages.


 Grays Harbor Emergency Management website 

 www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us


Go-bags and ways to prepare

  www.ready.gov


Citizen Corp info:

 www.nwcitizencorps-expo.org















Are you ready???

If you were told right this moment to grab a bag and leave your home within 5 minutes could you? Do you know what to pack? Did you forget important information???? Well there are many things we would love to take but in a rush we may forget what we actually need. Packing a :GO" bag is vita to you and each person in your family. You can visit Ready.gov for more info but here are some tips to help you get started.

1) Each person (and pet) in the family needs a backpack or duffel bag

2) take photos of all the rooms in your home and your valuables. Store them on a flash drive, hard copy etc. and keep them in your bag.

3) scan your important documents onto a flash drive to keep in your bag.

       driver license

       deed to house

       Will

       insurance

       medical records/medication list

       passport

       ssi info

       birth certificate

       personal contacts

       your pets medical records

This is all very personal information so keep it as secure as you possibly can when you are storing your copies of these things. Never trust your information to be held by someone else.

4) add essential items to your bag to help you get through a few days. Water, non-perishable food, hygiene needs, first aid needs, flashlight, batteries, clothes, boots, pet supplies, diapers etc. 

5) pet crate AND leash ... pets get scared and will run no matter how much they love you, fear can take over. Having a secure crate for them with a toy and a blanket will help them stay safe and a bit less scared.   

6) cash (ATMs may not work during a disaster.) 

7) Glasses/contacts

8) Misc items:

    whistle to signal for help

    dust mask

    moist towelettes, garbage bags/plastic bags for personal sanitation

    wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

    manual can opener

    maps

    cell phone, charger and battery charger backups

    fire extinguisher

    waterproof matches

    paper cups/plate, knife, fork, spoon

    sleeping bag


9) make yourself a list of the last second things you would need to grab in the event of an emergency. DO NOT wait until there is an emergency to search for things. PRE-PLAN!!