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Training Course Outline

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Recent Disasters and Emergencies
  • Team Activity - Tower Building
  • Course Preview - CERT Training Video
  • Disasters and Disaster Workers
  • Impact on Infrastructure
  • Structural and Non-structural Hazards
  • Home and Workplace Preparedness
  • Community Preparedness
  • Protection for Disaster Workers
  • Unit Summary and Homework Assignment

FIRE SAFETY and UTILITY CONTROLS 

  • Fire Chemistry
  • Reducing Fire Hazards - Home and Workplace
  • Hazardous Materials / Hazard Mitigation
  • CERT Size-up
  • Firefighting Resources
  • Fire Suppression Safety
  • Unit Summary and Homework Assignment

DISASTER MEDICAL 1 AND 2 

  • Treating Life-Threatening Conditions
  • Triage
  • Public Health Considerations
  • Functions of Disaster Medical Operations
  • Establishing Treatment Areas
  • Conducting Head-to-Toe Assessments
  • Treating Burns
  • Wound Care
  • Treating Fractures, Sprains, and Strains
  • Splinting
  • Nasal Injuries
  • Treating Hypothermia
  • Unit Summary and Homework Assignment

LIGHT SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS

  • Search and Rescue Size-Up
  • Conducting Search Operations
  • Conducting Rescue Operations
  • Unit Summary and Homework Assignment
  • Unit #5 (Week #5) - CERT ORGANIZATION AND DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY
  • Search and Rescue Size-Up
  • Conducting Search Operations
  • Conducting Rescue Operations
  • Unit Summary and Homework Assignment

TERRORISM and CERT 

  • What is Terrorism
  • Terrorist Targets
  • Terrorist Weapons
  • CEBRNE
  • Preparing at Home and Work
  • CERTs and Terrorist Incidents
  • Unit Summary and Homework Assignment

CERT ORGANIZATION

  • How to organize and deploy CERT
  • Rescuer Safety
  • Documentation
  • Team Organization


DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY

 

  • How to provide "psychological first aid"
  • Caring for yourself, your buddy, and victims

 


 

 

COURSE REVIEW AND DISASTER SIMULATION

  • Course Review
  • Disaster Simulation
  • Graduation