How will members of the team be trained?

The members of the CERT may be trained in the following areas depending on the current needs of the department:

  • Traffic Direction Techniques.
  • Disaster Preparedness and hazard vulnerability analysis
  • Basic fire suppression
  • Medical Treatment strategies for life-threatening conditions
  • Principles of triage, patient assessment and stabilization
  • Search and rescue priorities, resources, techniques, and limitations
  • CERT strategies, tactics, and documentation
  • Post-Disaster emotional environment
  • Incident Command/Management and team organization
  • CPR/First Aid.

Training will be conducted in phases over a period of time on an as needed basis.

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1. What is a CERT?
2. What substantiates the need for CERT?
3. What part do the team members play?
4. Where do we find team members?
5. How will members of the team be trained?
6. Is it practical to train people just for disasters?
7. Do they really work as a team?
8. How are teams formed?
9. Is anybody else doing this?