Sign up now for free CERT disaster training, classes run June 5 - 27
April 09, 2012
What is CERT? C ommunity E mergency R esponse T eam
CERT training focuses on increasing the level of SAFETY for those individuals who will be stepping forward to assist after a disaster. CERT promotes a partnership between emergency services and the community members they serve.
In the wake of a disaster, emergency personnel and their resources may be overwhelmed by the response needs in the community. CERT training gives individuals a glimpse into the ‘System’ designed to save lives in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
This class is focused on preparing Lewis & Clark for disasters. The training is open to faculty, staff, and students from all three campuses.
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When: June 5th from 8:00am to 2:00pm
June 12th from 8:00am to 2:00pm
June 19th from 8:00am to 2:00pm
June 26th from 8:00am to 2:00pm
Final field exercise: June 27th 8:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Albany 218 and 220
To register email: email@example.com
Schedule for Course
June 5th from 8:00am to 2:00pm: Unit 1 Disaster preparedness
Unit 2 Fire Safety
June 12th from 8:00am to 2:00pm: Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations –1
Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations –2
June 19th from 8:00am to 2:00pm: Unit 5 Light Search and Rescue operations
Unit 6 CERT organization
June 26th from 8:00am to 2:00pm: Unit 7 Disaster Psychology
Unit 8 Terrorism and CERT
Unit 9 Course overview
Lock down – emergencies on campus
June 27th from 8:00 to 12:00pm Final Field Exercise- Hands on Training!!!
Books are provided for class use. If you would like to read prior to class visit: http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/training_mat.shtm
Class Session Topics
Disaster Preparedness: The impact of disasters on buildings, non-structural elements, infrastructure and social systems. An overview of local hazards and basic preparedness.
Disaster Fire Suppression: Fire chemistry and behavior, reducing potential fire hazards, and basic fire suppression techniques.
Disaster Medical Operations: Treatment for life-threatening conditions; principles of triage; how to lift and carry for patient movement; head-to-toe assessments; basic first aid treatments, and establishing treatment areas.
Search & Rescue (SAR) and Disaster Psychology: Techniques for situation size-up & rescuer safety, recognizing rescuer limitations, victim extrication, and disaster psychology.
Team Organization and Decision Making: Volunteer management, documentation, & resource allocation.
AND Terrorism, Hazardous Materials and Disaster Psychology
All students are required to participate in a final exercise before being considered ‘CERT Certified.’ The final exercise for this class is June 27th At L&C Albany