Search & Rescue (SAR) in Community Disasters

Are You Trained and Prepared to Search and Rescue in Community Disasters?
Are You Trained and Prepared to Search and Rescue in Community Disasters?

Anne Arundel – Annapolis CERT is pleased to host “Search and Rescue in Community Disasters” presented by Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).

The Search and Rescue in Community Disasters course provides training for community members to safely conduct search and light rescue response to aid their family and neighbors in the immediate aftermath
of a natural catastrophe, technological accident, or human-caused incident. The course is intended for members of the whole community and draws on information and lessons learned from a variety of disaster incidents such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and man-made events for discussion points. The course also uses hands-on training to demonstrate best practices for effective search and light rescue, which can be used in both residential and commercial environments.

Topics
– Developing a mindset to prepare, act and survive in a disaster involving your community
– Using survival strategies to rescue and care for yourself, your family, and your pets during and in the immediate aftermath of an event
– Providing assistance in the search, light rescue, care, and safety of your neighbors

Participants
The target audience encompasses the whole community, including, but not restricted to:
Religious Organizations
Volunteer Fire Departments
Community Emergency Response Teams
Youth Organizations
American Red Cross and other Non- Governmental Organizations
Other Interested Members of the Community

Prerequisites
FEMA / SID Number
Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class.
Register online: cdp.dhs.gov/femasid

Course Length 1 1/2 Days (12 hours)
2015 October 14 – 18:00 – 22:00
2015 October 15 – 08:00 – 17:00
Anne Arundel County Fire Academy
415 Maxwell Frye Road
Millersville, MD 21108

Lunch on Saturday is on your own and it is recommended that you brown bag it! Water will be provided.

Register through the Eventbrite box on the right of this post.

Questions, contact us through the contact form.

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