My name is Karla McGrath and I joined the CERT Program because I wanted to contribute to the community beyond what I do as a staff person at City Hall. What I learned from the training will allow me to do that, but it also taught me how to be prepared for an emergency myself. The program emphasizes putting your family first before responding to a disaster in your City. I also appreciated learning how the program manages leadership communication – how they make sure that instructions are given clearly and understood well up and down a chain of command. It was fascinating and encouraging.
The Adair Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) includes Adair residents: Becky Currier, Delores Jean Pollard, Alan Rowe, Kevin Armstrong, Karen Ross, Karla McGrath, John Wilson, and Jonathan Purdy. We have put together a video linked below that highlights what we want our community to know about CERT. The Adair CERT team of volunteers will continue training monthly so that we will be ready to serve our community when the City requests it.
We hope that you will consider your own emergency response readiness and perhaps consider joining the next training course set to begin in March 2021. The course is taught by lead teacher, Jerry Jackson, who has a wealth of knowledge and experiences that make him an outstanding teacher and resource for participants. His co-teachers include Phil Harkins, retired firefighter; Chuck Harris, retired ARFD Fire Chief; and others. For More information contact Jerry Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-745-5507.
Let’s be prepared together!