Message from the Emergency Manager
The Orem Office of Emergency Management prepares for, mitigates against, responds to and assists in the recovery from natural and man-made disasters. The four cornerstones of Emergency Management in the City of Orem are:
1. Prepared Community;
2. Prepared Businesses;
3. Prepared Schools;
4. Prepared City
CERT: Community Emergency Response Teams
CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
The office of Orem Emergency Management is recruiting qualified CERT instructors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about becoming an instructor.
Already CERT Trained & Certified?
We encourage you to continue practicing the valuable skills that you learned in your CERT class! Once you are CERT trained, you are welcome to sit in on courses being offered. Before class starts, please let the instructors know that you are dropping in for a refresher.
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Online CERT Resources
Want to review or the CERT concepts that you learned in your initial course or take an online CERT course.
“Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams,” IS-317, is an independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those wanting to complete training or as a refresher for current team members. It has six modules with topics that include an Introduction to CERT, Fire Safety, Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents, Disaster Medical Operations and Search and Rescue. It takes between six and eight hours to complete the course. Those who successfully finish it will receive a certificate of completion.
IS-317 can be taken by anyone interested in CERT. However, to become a CERT volunteer, one must complete the classroom training offered by a local government agency such as the emergency management agency, fire or police department. Contact your local emergency manager to learn about the local education and training opportunities available to you. Let this person know about your interest in taking CERT training.
Introduction to CERT
NIST Scotch Pine Fire Video (Windows Media File)
NIST Living Room Fire Video (Windows Media File)
Propane Tank Fire Video: Coming Soon!
Introduction to MedicalOperations and Safety Considerations: 1.8 MB (8:15) (Windows Media File)–Audio Transcript (MS Word)
Approaching a Victim and Opening an Airway: 1.8 MB (6:36) (Windows Media File)–Audio Transcript (MS Word)
Cribbing Video: Coming Soon!
Shelter in Place Video: Coming Soon!
Orem City’s Block Captain Program
This program follows many principles learned in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. We have developed a comprehensive training packet that Block Captains can study and use as a training manual for their responsibilities.
The following documents that explain the Block Captain Program can be downloaded and used to learn about the program and used to train citizens to be block captains.
Community Emergency Plan
The Community Emergency Plan will help each community in Orem to prepare for natural disasters and any other major emergency by being aware of their surroundings. Below you will find a plan recommended to each community by the City of Orem. For your convenience, the first part of this page explains the various roles that should be filled in a community. The second portions describes how to develop your plan and the third section is blank guide for you to follow or even use as you create your Community Specific Emergency Plan.