CERT Program Receives $5,000 Grant

West Pierce Fire & Rescue

The West Pierce CERT program recently received $5,000 from the State Farm Companies Foundation in support of training more residents in how to help themselves during a disaster. The Foundation focuses on charitable grants that build safer, stronger, and better educated communities. State Farm values the importance of keeping neighbors safe and directs funds towards disaster preparedness. State Farms’ mission aligns with CERT’s goal of doing the greatest good for the greatest number.

West Pierce Fire & Rescue currently hosts CERT classes throughout the year for those who live and work within the borders of West Pierce. The class focuses on disaster and emergency preparedness and how to be self sufficient until help can arrive, should 9-1-1 resources not be immediately available. Each class focuses on a topic, including basic first aid, fire safety and search and rescue, to name a few.

This grant will fund an additional CERT class in 2017. For more information on the CERT program, please visit this page on our website. Thank you to the Foundation for their time, consideration and gift. The West Pierce community will benefit greatly from their generosity!

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