Welcome to our website.
My name is Lana Carter and I am the CERT Coordinator for the city of Kaysville. I have been involved in CERT for over thirteen years on a city, county, region and state level.
I became involved in CERT because I wanted to be better prepared in my home with my family and to be able to help my neighbors and the community in the event of a disaster.
In our CERT program we teach about disaster preparedness, fire, medical, search and rescue, disaster psychology, team organization, terrorism and a mock simulation. You receive a training book, safety equipment and an i.d. badge.
The CERT program is overseen by the Kaysville fire department and we are very lucky to be one of the few CERT teams in the state of Utah to be used in other situations, not just emergencies, by our local agencies. We have helped in local fires (barn, house and wild-land), gas leaks, found dynamite and a tanker rollover. Some of the things we have done are supplied food to responders, traffic and crowd control, evacuations, reception centers, sandbagging and communications.
I feel it is important for anyone to have this training. By doing so, we become better prepared as individuals, families, neighborhoods and a community to respond to emergency situations and to do so safely.
On April 17th, 2012 the Great Utah Shake Out occurs at 10:15AM. A 7+ magnitude earthquake will be simulated, and everyone is asked to take 1 minute and Stop, Drop, and Hold.
Our Kaysville CERT organization is registered to participate, and we are asking any CERT trained volunteers who can to please report to their staging area after they perform the required functions to take care of themselves and their families.
Please contact your District Leader for more information.
We had a great and full CERT class tonight. 19 area residents and an additional 12 students from Clearfield Job Corps!
The next 7 weeks will be FUN!
We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season! We look forward to meeting new people in our upcoming classes. Register and come and join the fun of learning how to help yourselves and the community!
January 2012 will begin the new year, and a new CERT class!
See the details and register here!
We'll see you at the Fire Station!
Wow!!! What a storm!
We hope everyone is okay! It was determined that there was not any situations where CERT functions were required other than helping your neighbors as we typically do. Therefore we did not officially call out the CERT teams.
The website is now online!
We are still working on some issues, and if you see anything weird please go to the Contact Us section and give us Website Feedback.
We will get the next classes up soon so you can register, and also click on the link in the left column to go to our Facebook group page!
We will have photos, stories, and valuable resources available for you to use to help you use your CERT training!
We look forward to serving with you!