What will CERT trained volunteers learn?

CERT trained volunteers will learn:

  • An understanding of the types of hazards most likely to affect their homes and communities.
  • The function of CERT and the roles CERT volunteers in an immediate response situation.
  • Ability to identify and reduce potential fire hazards in their homes and workplaces.
  • Work as a team to apply basic fire suppression strategies.
  • Apply techniques for opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating shock.
  • Conduct triage under simulated conditions.
  • To perform head-to-toe medical assessments.
  • Selection and set up a treatment area.
  • Basic treatments for various wounds.
  • Identification of planning and size-up requirements for potential search and rescue operations.
  • Common techniques for searching a structure.
  • Safe techniques for debris removal and victim extraction
  • Describe ways to protect rescuers during search and rescue
  • Recognize acts of terrorism.

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1. What is CERT?
2. How can CERT trained volunteers help?
3. What will CERT trained volunteers learn?
4. Who should take CERT training?
5. What CERT training modules are offered?
6. Is CERT training free?
7. When can I take CERT training?
8. How can I obtain more information or sign up for training?