Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Course Code: 01-07-EE57

During disasters, emergency service personnel may not be able to reach everyone right away, and victims or bystanders provide the initial aid on 95% of all emergencies. Sponsored by Homeland Security Region 3, CERT is a three-day training program that prepares you to help yourself, family, neighbors, and co-workers in the event of a disaster. CERT training provides you with the necessary skills to save lives and protect property.

NOTE: On day three of the training, you will have the opportunity to practice what you learned by participating in a disaster simulation. Casual clothing and closed toe shoes are required all three days.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify and anticipate hazards.
  • Prepare for disaster situations.
  • Reduce fire hazards in the home and workplace.
  • Extinguish small fires.
  • Conduct light search and rescue.
  • Set up medical treatment areas.
  • Apply basic medical techniques.
  • Help reduce survivor stress.

Intended Audience: Employees involved in Safety or Risk Management programs.