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CERT Program

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT)
CERT Program Coordinator: 
Larry Ramirez, Fire Captain/Paramedic (Station 71 "C" Shift)
626-570-5190

 

TO REGISTER FOR THE BASIC TRAINING CLASS:

ARE YOU READY FOR A DISASTER?
Join CERT to become properly trained for emergency situations
 

In the hours following a disaster, emergency response agencies may be overwhelmed and unable to respond immediately to your neighborhood. Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program partaicipants are provided with skills to survive a disaster and provide neighborhood assistance until emergency agencies arrive.

BASIC CERT TRAINING PROGRAM:
 

Based on FEMA's CERT Program, here is what you'll learn:

  • Emergency disaster preparedness - how to prepare for a major disaster by making homes safer and stocking
    supplies that are important to have in the home in case of an emergency.
  • First Aid - how to perform life-saving techniques such as first-aid, fire suppression, light search and rescue.
  • Communications and Good Team Work - development of these skills is very important to being successful and
    the instructors emphasize them in the training.
  • Required Text: "Community Emergency Response Team, Participant Handbook"
    Cost: Free! Handbook and most materials and equipment for this class will provided for free.

     

COURSE SYLLABUS:

  • Session 1 -- Disaster Preparedness
  • Session 2 -- Fire Suppression
  • Session 3 -- Disaster Medical Operations - Part 1
  • Session 4 -- Disaster Medical Operations - Part 2
  • Session 5 -- Light Search And Rescue|
  • Session 6 -- Terrorism Module
  • Session 7 -- Disaster Psychology And Team Organization
  • Course Review And Disaster Simulation
  • Meeting 8 -- Graduation


CERT AND COMMUNITY EVENTS:

  • CERT team members help the community prepare for the winter rains by filling sandbags.
  • CERT team members help recruit new members and distribute pamphlets about disaster preparedness at local events.
  • CERT team members are trained to take the Community Fire Safety Trailer to schools and special events to teach children and adults about residential fire safety. They can set up and stabilize the trailer, assist fire department personnel with the training sessions (and possibly even lead the training), and monitor the control station.
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