The Humboldt CERT Coaltion forms a team in Ferndale

FERNDALE, Calif. (KIEM)- If a natural disaster strikes, would you know what to do? How about your neighbors?

Well, the Humboldt Community Emergency Response Team or CERT just wrapped up a three day training course in Ferndale, which had them learning heavy lifting to remove an injured person properly from debris so they can be given medical attention.

12 people will be chosen to be on the Ferndale CERT team, but it’s a county-wide program that trains in disaster preparedness like medical treatment, fire safety, light search and rescue and team organization.

“The residents of Ferndale have wanted CERT team and Chief Sligh of Ferndale police stepped up as their sponsor so they are getting the training now and will have a team under the Ferndale Police Department working to make our area safer and better prepared for anything that may come,” said Linda Nellist, the Humboldt advisory group chair.

If you would like to get CERT training or get more information on this program, click here.