Coming Soon: Enrollment for the CERT Basic Training!
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) training enables ordinary citizens to safely act as first responders in the event of a disaster. In the basic training course, we deliver 24 hours of instruction combining classroom study and hands-on exercises. The course concludes with a simulated disaster in which the students demonstrate their skills with live victims. The topics covered in the course include:
Session 2: Fire Safety, Fire Suppression, Utility Controls
Session 3: Disaster Medical Operations, Part 1 (Triage, Life Saving Interventions)
Session 4: Light Search & Rescue Operations
Session 5: Disaster Medical Operations, Part 2 (Public Health & Hygiene, Head to Toe Assessment, Basic Treatments)
Session 6: Disaster Psychology, Terrorism
Session 7: Tabletop Exercise & Final Exam
Session 8: Final Exercise (Simulated Disaster Response)
The basic training course usually fills up quickly (within 24-48 hours) and enrollment is limited to 24. The course fee is $50.00 for all 8 sessions and can be paid on the first class session by either cash or check. Course fee discounts are available for cases of financial hardship. We are unable to accept payment by credit or debit card.
CONTACT: Whatcom CERT via [email protected] for more information or to sign up for a class.