Join Community Emergency Response Training (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. CERT program participants 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.
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 & 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.