CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is a FEMA training program developed to prepare citizens for disasters and to be able to help others when first responders are overwhelmed. CERT training was developed in Los Angeles and has now become a nationally recognized training program that 2Serve is certified to provide.
A simulation provides an opportunity for trainees to apply the information and skills they have learned.
Moulage is where we use make up on a person so they look like they have injuries. This helps a simulation be much more realistic.
Basic CERT Is a 20 hour course that upon completion qualifies you to serve as a CERT volunteer. The following are the components that make up Basic CDERT training:
1. Disaster Preparedness
2. Fire Safety and Utility Control
3. Disaster Medical Operations 1
4. Disaster Medical Operations 2
5. Light Search and Rescue Operations
6. CERT Organization
7. Terrorism and CERT
8. Psychological and Spiritual First Aid
$35 per person (25 minimum needed to offer the training) & travel expenses for 2 people
NOTE: If people are brought to a site 2Serve has arranged for, the cost will be $85 which covers training, housing, 10 meals, a tee shirt and a certificate of completion upon passing the final exam.
This trainer experience was developed to produce competent instructors for the CERT Basic Training course. that accurately and completely conveys the messages and intent CERT training such as safety, teamwork, and understanding ones place in the overall community emergency operations plan. They ensure that participants achieve the objectives of the CERT Basic Training course and correctly apply the hands-on skills in a comfortable yet managed learning environment.
1. Complete FEMA Basic CERT
2. Provide two recommendations about your ability to teach
3. Be accepted by 2Serve to pursue trainer status
1. Co-teach the following four Basic CERT modules
a) Disaster Preparedness
b) CERT Organization
c) Medical 1
d) Search and Rescue
2. Demonstrate proficiency in teaching all
required Basic CERT hands-on skills
3. Develop and conduct a disaster
4. Develop a 20 hour Basic CERT training schedule
5. Participate in at least one 2Serve conducted disaster response
Note: It is recommended to complete the NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800 online courses
Where onsite housing is required it is intentionally set up to resemble what one would experience in a disaster response.
You will be sleeping on the floor so an air mattress is highly recommneded.
Showers will be available but expect to wait in line.
Meals will be self-serve cafeteria style. Some vegan options will be available.
-Flip flops for showering
-Tennis shoes and church shoes
-Sabbath church attire
-Every day clothes for training
-Clothes you don’t mind getting ruined doing moulage
-All needed personal toiletries
-Air mattress to sleep on
-Other items you deem necessary
It is recognized that cell phones accompany most everyone these days so adequate electrical plugs will be provided for charging your devices.
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