Free Preparedness Training in Town of Tonawada

October 15, 2012 Updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:55 AM EDT

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Free Preparedness Training in Town of Tonawada

October 15, 2012 Updated Oct 15, 2012 at 10:55 AM EDT

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.