NEW STUDENT CERT Class – BEGINS January 14, 2020
CERT Training Schedule for New Volunteers.
January 2020 – Register now to save your seat! Five evening classes on Tuesday and Thursday.
- DATE: January 14, 16, 21, 23, & 28th (5 sessions).
- TIME: 6:30pm-9:00pm
- LOCATION: Morro Bay Fire Department, 715 Harbor St.
- COST: $40.00 (includes class materials)
Goal of the Program:
The goal of the CERT program is to help the community to be self-sufficient in a disaster by developing multi-functional teams that are trained in basic skills. After completing the program, you will be able to function as part of a team or as a leader of on-scene volunteers.
Goals of CERT:
- To protect yourself first so that you will be able to help others.
- To prepare your family and home to survive all types of disasters.
- To assist family and neighbors during the time of a disaster.
- To work as part of an emergency response team at work or in the community.
It is hoped that participants from all areas of the community will complete the training. During the course participants will receive a disaster preparedness manual, a personal emergency supply kit and a Certificate of Completion.
***DO THE MOST GOOD FOR THE MOST PEOPLE***
Class Outline: January 2020
Class #1: Units 1 & 2
- Orientation and General Overview
- Preparation/Emergency Supplies
- Hazard Awareness/Mitigation
- Fire Safety
- Utility Control
- Local Fire Service Resources
Class #2: Units 3 & 4 & AED
- Disaster Medicine
- Care of Minor Injuries
- AED Module
- First Aid Kits
- Local EMS System Review
Class #3: Unit 5 & Earthquake & URM Buildings
- Light Search and Rescue Techniques
- Lifting Techniques
- Carrying Techniques
- Earthquake Module
- URM Buildings Module
Class #4: Units 6, 7, 8, & Wildland Fire
- Nuclear Power Plant Overview
- Disaster Psychology
- CERT Organization
- Wildland Fire Module
Class #5: Practical Exercises
- Team Response and Coordination
- Utility Control
- Lift Large / Heavy Objects
- Practice Emergency Medical Techniques
- Using a Fire Extinguisher
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