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Benton County Community Emergency Response Team Training

CORVALLIS, Ore. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office invites residents to their Community Emergency Response Team training. The course is 12 hours of online learning, followed by 16 hours in-person. The in-person weekend will be held March 8-10, 2024.

Registration is now open for the course, which includes disaster preparedness, team organization, disaster medical operations, fire safety and disaster psychology.

The Benton County Community Emergency Response Team (BCERT) program is made of dedicated volunteers who train and serve together. With support from Benton County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management, BCERT is working to build a culture of individual preparedness. Members learn what to do before, during, and after an emergency to assist themselves, their family, friends, and neighborhoods.

Over the years, BCERT volunteers have worked in wildfire evacuation shelters, call centers, and pandemic related deployments serving thousands of residents.

BCERT welcomes all abilities and provides a safe, positive, and inclusive experience for those 18 years of age and older. There are valuable skills for everyone who goes through the training. The course is free, and volunteering is optional.

Signups close at 5:00 pm, February 10, 2024, sign up soon! Email or call 541-766-6050 for more information.

If you have a desire to learn more about BCERT or how to become better prepared, go to

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