CERT training will focus on:
Disaster preparedness: This portion of the training deals with actions citizens can take prior to, during, and after a disaster to lessen the effects upon themselves and their neighbors. The organization and background of the CERT Programs are also covered, as well as any laws that apply to volunteers in the jurisdiction.
Disaster fire suppression: This training covers the basics of fire dynamics and the safe use of portable fire extinguishers. Awareness training on hazmat also is covered, as is controlling utilities such as electricity and natural gas to reduce hazards.
Disaster medical operations: This training section provides basic first aid skills such as airway management and bleeding control. Simple triage and the concept of establishing a safe an sanitary medical treatment area are also areas covered.
Light search & rescue: This training section covers basic search and rescue training, size-up, and safety for the rescuers. The ability to determine if a structure is safe for operation is an important concept and is covered in this section.
Disaster psychology and team organization: The effects of a disaster are not only physical. The emotional impacts of the event on both the worker and the victims are addressed. The need for proper documentation and organizational principles are covered.
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