Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Course Code: 01-07-EE57
Did you know victims or bystanders provide the initial aid on 95% of all emergencies?
    CERT is a training program sponsored by Homeland Security, Region 3 that prepares you to help yourself, family, neighbors, and co-workers in the event of a disaster. During a disaster, emergency service personnel may not be able to reach everyone right away. CERT training will provide you with the necessary skills to help you save lives and protect property.

      NOTE: Participants should be aware: On Day 3 of the training you will have the opportunity to practice what you have 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.