Are You Prepared For:
Earthquakes · Fires · Power Outage · Terrorism · Public Health Crisis · Adverse Weather
All Hazards Training
What is a CERT?
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), using the model created in 1987 by the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD), implemented a nationwide Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program in 1994. Since then, CERT’s have been established in hundreds of communities throughout the country, and the world.
CERT training promotes a partnership between professional emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, and workplaces in basic emergency response skills. CERT trained members enhance the emergency response capability for their area.
If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional response capabilities, CERT members can assist themselves, their families and others, by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during training. Following a disaster, these skills can help save and sustain lives until help arrives. CERT skills also apply to smaller scale daily emergencies.
What Will You Learn?
Introduction to disasters, their impact, and the hazards posed by building and non-structural items. Emphasis on the role of CERT in many disaster scenarios.
Disaster Fire Suppression
Identifying and reducing potential fire hazards, basic fire suppression strategy, fire fighting resources, and fire fighting techniques.
Disaster Medical Operations
Treatment strategies for life threatening conditions and the principles of triage.
Patient assessment and treatment for multiple types of injuries.
Light Search and Rescue
Search and Rescue priorities and resources, techniques for size-up (determining if a building is safe to enter), search, lifting, cribbing (safely removing victims buried under debris), plus rescuer
Understanding the stresses of being a disaster service worker, how to cope with those stresses for yourself and others.
Understanding the terrorist, their weapons, and what you can do to make a difference.
Sign-Up For Classes
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Student Union Library Building
Room with a view (Cafeteria)
October 23rd, 24th and 25th
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Director: Brian Miller