CERT Basic Course

Areas of concentration covered in the comprehensive 8 week CERT course:
  • Awareness of medical, environmental, and fire related emergencies
  • Basic fire suppression techniques and hazardous material awareness
  • Basic search and rescue operations
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Documentation of important data
  • Establishing the neighborhood command post
  • Medical treatment of the sick and injured
  • Planning and forming a neighborhood response team
  • Post storm operations: Assisting police and fire departments
  • Signs of potential building collapse
CERT is available on the city's Volunteer Program Projects.