Do You Know What To Do In An Emergency?
WHY TAKE THE CERT TRAINING?
Well, it’s like paying for car insurance. You might never need it. But if the occasion arises, having car insurance, means you’re as ready as you can be to help yourself, your family and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.
Class members receive about 18 hours (one full weekend) of initial training. CERT training is provided free of charge to anyone 18 or over. Classes are taught a few times a year. CERT members are trained in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.
You will learn how to prepare for emergencies, know which supplies you should have in your home, how much food and water, and most importantly, how to protect your family in an emergency! It is important to know, if a major disaster occurs, the Fire Department, Paramedics, or Police…WILL NOT COME!
They will be deployed FIRST to major incidents such as collapsed buildings. That is why you constantly hear…You MUST be prepared to take care of yourself. In the CERT course they say…
“The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number of People”
When you are trained, you are far more equipped to deal with your circumstances without needing aid from outside sources.
CERT Course Class Topics
- Personal & Family Preparedness
- Hurricane Preparation
- Disaster Preparedness
- Team Organization
- Disaster Psychology
- Medical Operations
- Medical Triage
- Damage Assessment
- Fire Suppression
- Fire Chemistry
- Hazardous Materials
- Utility Control
- Light Search & Rescue
- Full Disaster Simulation
- Heavy Object Lifting
Take CERT training for:
CERT Additional Training
As a CERT member, you will have many opportunities to advance your skills in many other different types of advance training to include CPR, Emergency Medical Responder, Traffic Control, Emergency Communications, and many more.
There will also be opportunities to use those skills during volunteer events that will help you perfect your skills so when the time comes to use them, you will be ready
If a major disaster hits, do you:
- Have enough supplies for a minimum of 72 hours up to an entire month for all your family members, including your pets?
- Know how to turn off the gas?
- Know how to safely turn off the power?
- Know how to apply – first aid?
- Have enough water for all of your family and your pets?
- Have provisions for living outside your home for a length of time if the structure is compromised?