CERT Course Curriculum     

Emergency Preparedness  

  • Discuss local hazards

  • Family planning

  • Disaster Kits

 

  • Role of civilians

  • CERT concept

  • Laws governing volunteers 

 

 

 

 

Fire Safety  

  • Fire chemistry

  • Hazardous materials

  • Fire hazard

 

  • Fire suppression strategies

  • Safe use of fire extinguishers

Emergency Medical 1 & 2  

  • Identify & treat for airway obstruction, bleeding and shock

  • Simple triage

  • Rapid treatments

 

 

  • Patient evaluation

  • Establish treatment area

  • Perform basic first aid

  • Substance protection & safe handling

Light Search & Rescue 

  • Planning

  • Size-up

  • Search Techniques

 

  • Rescue Techniques

  • Rescuer safety

CERT Organization 
  • Management principles and the need for documentation

Disaster Psychology 

  • Identify exhaustion or depression

 
  • Organization and documentation

Terrorism 

  • Define terrorism

  • Size up risks

  • Possible targets

  • Five categories, B-NICE

 

  • Possible weapons

  • Routes of entry

  • Basic decon and reporting

  • Evacuation vs. shelter-in-place

Disaster Simulation
  • Hands on disaster simulation scenario

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