Community Training

Who are CERT Students?
  • School Administrators
  • Public Agency Workers
  • Church Members
  • Homeowners Association
  • City Employees
  • Business and Industry
  • Community Groups
  • Concerned Citizens

    What Will I Learn?

    Upon completion of CERT training, you will be able to:

  • Describe the types of hazards that are most likely to affect your home and community
  • Take steps to prepare yourself for a disaster
  • Identify and reduce potential fire hazards in your home or workplace
  • Conduct triage under simulated disaster conditions
  • Perform head-to-toe patient assessment
  • Employ basic treatments for various wounds, and apply splints to suspected fractures and sprains
  • Describe ways to protect rescuers during light search and rescue operation
UNIT 1: Disaster Preparedness
  • Introduction to disasters
  • Impact of disasters on infrastructures
  • Role of CERTs in disaster response
UNIT 2: Disaster Fire Suppression
  • Fire chemistry and basic fire suppression
  • Identifying and reducing potential fire hazards
  • Firefighting resources and techniques
  • Introduction to Hazardous Materials Incidents
UNIT 3: Disaster Medical Operations I
  • Treatment strategies for life-threatening conditions
  • Principles of triage
UNIT 4: Disaster Medical Operations II
  • Head-to-toe patient assessments
  • Establishing treatment areas
  • Treatments for burns, lacerations, fractures, sprains, and other injuries
UNIT 5: Light Search and Rescue
  • Search and rescue priories and resources
  • Size-up techniques and rescuer safety
  • Lifting, cribbing, and victim removal
UNIT 6: Disaster Psychology and Organization
  • Post-disaster emotional environment
  • CERT organization: Incident Command System
  • CERT decision-making and documentation
UNIT 7: Terrorism
  • Risk and threat analysis
  • Types of terrorism weapons
  • Travel and terrorism
UNIT 8: Course Review and Simulation
  • Course review
  • Disaster simulation drill