Stansbury Park CERT Training
5300 Aberdeen Lane
Stansbury Park, UT 84074
Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment’s notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.
If we can predict that emergency services will not meet immediate needs following a major disaster, especially if there is no warning as in an earthquake and people will spontaneously volunteer, what can government do to prepare citizens for this eventuality?
First, present citizens the facts about what to expect following a major disaster in terms of immediate services. Second, give the message about their responsibility for mitigation and preparedness. Third, train them in needed life saving skills with emphasis on decision making skills, rescuer safety and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. Fourth, organize teams so that they are an extension of first responder services offering immediate help to victims until professional services arrive.
This is what CERT is and does for the community through training. You can do most of the before hand training at home on your time by accessing the websites below then coming to the Hands On Training Day on September 7th.
What you need to do to become CERT trained!
- Tell your Emergency Preparedness Coordinator or e-mail Robin or Chris @ firstname.lastname@example.org that you are interested in taking CERT through the Special Training. Then take the entire Introduction to CERT course at your own pace before class day.
- Complete the Introduction to CERT course IS 317 on the internet. This is IMPERATIVE. Be sure to print your certificate when you have completed the training. http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/IS317/
- Print the question sheet from www.stansburyparkcert.com.
- Watch two video presentations from the National CERT website/ CERT in Action (19:13) and CERT Training: Disaster Psychology (43:14) answer the questions on the sheet printed earlier Go to Youtube and look up “CERT in Action – a fierce Storm” and “CERT Disaster Psychology”. CERT in Action Video go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwV3e1XfIF0 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpfdujyk3eA for Disaster Psychology Video
You may pay for the course materials and bring your registration form to your Emergency Preparedness Coordinator or on the day of the class, but please let us know that you will be attending by Sept 1st. You may pay by either cash or check. (Please make the checks out to Stansbury Park CERT.)
Participate in the full day of hands on CERT activities and skills including participation in the disaster simulation on September 7th. (It will be a very full day).
- Bring your certificate from the online course, question sheet, the Application and Registration form, and the Volunteer Code of Conduct form and your payment
· Wear sturdy, comfortable clothing that can get dirty and sturdy shoes to the Skills Day. (No shorts, sandals, flip flops, or hanging jewelry), bring a notepad and/or pencil and a HEADLAMP
At the end of the training day you will be CERT trained!
CERT Skills Day 7 am – 5 pm
Sessions: “Hands On” Classes Taught: Light Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Operations 1&2, Light Search and Rescue, CERT Organization and Disaster Psychology, and a Disaster Simulation.
www.citizencorps.gov/cert/IS317 – Intro to CERT course IS317
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwV3e1XfIF0 – CERT In Action (19:13)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpfdujyk3eA- CERT Training: Disaster Psychology
www.stansburyparkcert.com – Question sheet, Volunteer Code of Conduct, and Registration Form
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