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CERT Course Description

CERT training gives you the skills to help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives.

Through instruction and hands-on activities you will learn:

Disaster Preparedness

  • Hazards most likely to affect the community
  • How to prepare yourself

 

Disaster Fire Extinguishment

  • Reduce fire risks
  • Engage in limited fire extinguishment using basic safety precautions

 

Disaster Medical Operations

  • Manage airway obstruction
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Treatment of wounds and shock in disaster victims
  • Methods of prioritizing multiple patients

 

Search and Rescue

  • Coordinate searches and rescues
  • Searching a structure
  • Debris removal
  • Victim extrication
  • Rescuer protection

 

Disaster Psychology

  • Identify and relieve post-disaster emotional stressors in rescuers and survivors

 

Team Organization

  • Organize and function as a team with other CERT members during a disaster