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The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program provides training and resources about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact your family and our campus community.   For more information contact: Susan Griffin

The CERT Training includes:CERT_logo


  • Basic disaster response skills
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Learn about Fire Extinguishers
  • Resources for Emergency GO Kits
  • Training to respond as a team during emergency's


FALL  2018   Basic CERT Training Courses

Tuesday - Thursday from 8:00 - 5:00 pm

December  1th - 13th, 2018   More information coming soon! 

Prepare for severe weather with winter weather tips. This graphic image is part of the Winter Weather Safety Graphics collection.

GENERAL EMERGENCY PROCEDURES:  When you become aware of an emergency situation where life or property is threatened, immediately contact Campus Public Safety. It is imperative that you follow the directives of emergency response personnel. Know the location of safety equipment in your work area and learn how to use the equipment. Familiarize yourself with emergency evacuation routes for your building. Contact Campus Public Safety immediately at 503-838-9000.


Great resource from Polk County Emergency Management Office 

Get Ready - Get Involved - Give Help

WOU CERT Team encourages WOU Employees and Students to learn about how you can plan ahead and be ready for an emergency here on campus.


the great oregon shakeout

10-19-2017 at 10:19 am

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:20 a.m. on October 20* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!

Oregonians can join them today by registering for the 2016 Great Oregon ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel. ShakeOut is also a major activity of America's PrepareAthon!


OPB Documentary:  UNprepared



Oregon Field Guide spent a year-and-a-half probing into the state of Oregon’s preparedness, and found that when it comes to bridges, schools, hospitals, building codes and energy infrastructure, Oregon lags far behind many quake-prone regions of the country.

The full documentary is a continuation of the ongoing OPB News series “Unprepared.”

UP_LOYQK_D_20150516_0679_ghwvfqHere's What 4 Families Learned When They

Tried To Live Off Their Emergency Supplies

At the end of the weekend, the Stephens' supplies are depleted. Over the course of the weekend, they camped in their backyard, cooked all their meals on the fire they created from wood they had on hand, spoke with neighbors about their emergency preparedness plans and said they learned a lot about areas they need to improve on in order to be fully prepared for in the event of a natural disaster.

Amelia Templeton/OPB