TONAWANDA, NY (WKBW/Release) - This program started under FEMA is an opportunity to learn self-preparedness strategies as well as how to help the community during a crisis.
CERT Training prepares you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Emergency personnel may not be able to help everyone immediately and you can make a difference by using CERT Training to save lives and protect property.
CERT Training topics include:
Disaster Preparedness: Disasters & Disaster Workers, Community Preparedness
Emergency Medical Operations I: Triage & Treating Life Threatening Injuries
Emergency Medical Operations II: Public Health Considerations & Patient Treatment
Fire Safety: Fire Chemistry, Fire Hazards, Fire Safety & Fire Suppression
Light Search and Rescue: Search & Rescue Size-up and Operations
CERT Organization and Incident Command (ICS 100)
Disaster Psychology: Impact of Disaster on Rescuers & Victims and Its Mitigation
Terrorism & CERT: Terrorism & its Goals; CERT Protocols for Terrorism Incidents
Disaster Simulation Training Exercise: Course Review & Hands-on Exercise
Through personal education, training and volunteer service, every individual can help make their community safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to the hazards of weather, terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.
Pre-registration is required. On line registration available now on the Town of Tonawanda web site under Emergency Services, CERT.