The Nehalem Bay Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) will hold an introductory training class Friday, Apr. 5 through Sunday, Apr. 7 at the Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue station in Bayside Gardens.

Tuition for the class is $40 and must be paid in advance. Scholarships are available.

The Friday training will be from 5:45 to 9 p.m. The Saturday and Sunday classes will be all day.

A follow-up exercise/disaster simulation will be conducted on Sunday, Apr. 14 to qualify new CERT members. Attendance at all sessions is required to receive CERT certification.

Training will include Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster First Aid, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology and the Incident Command System.

Persons interested in attending or learning more about the training should contact Jo Cooper at or 503-801-1986.