Sign up now for free CERT disaster training, classes run June 4 - 25
April 08, 2013
Community Emergency Response Team (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.
This class is focused on preparing Lewis & Clark for disasters. The training is open to faculty, staff, and students from all three campuses. Learn more at the CERT website.
June 4, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness & Unit 2: Fire Safety
Covers the impact of disasters on buildings, non-structural elements, infrastructure and social systems; an overview of local hazards and basic preparedness; and fire chemistry and behavior, reducing potential fire hazards, and basic fire suppression techniques.
June 11, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Unit 3: Disaster Medical Operations & Unit 4: Disaster Medical Operations
Covers treatment for life-threatening conditions; principles of triage; how to lift and carry for patient movement; head-to-toe assessments; basic first aid treatment; and establishing treatment areas.
June 18, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Unit 5: Light Search & Rescue Operations & Unit 6: CERT Organization
Cover techniques for situation size-up & rescuer safety, recognizing rescuer limitations, and victim extrication; and volunteer management, documentation, and resource allocation.
June 25, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Unit 7: Disaster Psychology, Unit 8: Terrorism and CERT, Unit 9: Course Overview, and Lockdown: Emergencies on Campus
June 26, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Final field exercise with hands on training. All students are required to participate in order to be considered “CERT Certified.”