Schedule: Friday, March 31: 6pm-9pm Saturday, April 1: 8am-5pm Sunday, April 2: 8am-3pm Saturday, April 8: 8am-12pm (disaster simulation) Additional optional classes known as Basic + (Plus) including CPR/AED, First Aid, and Radio Communications will be offered following this class. More details to follow. Anne Arundel County Fire Training Academy 415 Maxwell Frye Road Millersville, MD 21108 Register here CERT Basic Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself and to help others in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using your CERT training to save lives and protect property. This training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. With training and practice, and by working as a team, you will be able to protect yourself and do the greatest good for the greatest number after a disaster. The purpose of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training is to provide the individuals who complete this course with the basic skills that they will need to respond to their community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster, when emergency services are not immediately available. By working together, CERT members can assist in saving lives and protecting property using the basic techniques in this course. The target audience for this course is individuals who desire the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and respond to a disaster. Medical or EMT experience is not required. Fee: $60.00 to cover the cost of the training manual, disposable first aid training supplies, and a CERT backpack. Lunch: On your own – suggest that you bring a bag lunch however, there are several fast food restaurants nearby. Attendees are required to attend all sessions to complete the class and obtain a certificate. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Overall Course Objectives Upon completing this course, the participants should be able to:
- Describe the types of hazards that are most likely to affect their homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods. 2. Take steps to prepare themselves and their families for a disaster. 3. Describe the functions of CERTs and their role in immediate response. 4. Identify and reduce potential fire hazards in their homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods. 5. Work as a team to apply basic fire suppression strategies, resources, and safety measures to extinguish a pan fire. 6. Apply techniques for opening airways, controlling excessive bleeding, and treating for shock. 7. Conduct triage under simulated disaster conditions. 8. Perform head-to-toe patient assessments. 9. Select and set up a treatment area. 10.Employ basic treatments for various injuries and apply splints to suspected fractures and sprains. 11.Identify planning and sizeup requirements for potential search and rescue situations. 12.Describe the most common techniques for searching a structure. 13.Work as a team to apply safe techniques for debris removal and victim extrication. 14.Describe ways to protect rescuers during search and rescue operations. 15.Describe the post-disaster emotional environment and the steps that rescuers can take to relieve their own stressors and those of disaster survivors. 16.Describe CERT organization and documentation requirements. In addition to the overall course objectives listed above, each unit has specific objectives.