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CERT Training Program Agenda
Unit Topics

1

Disaster Preparedness - Types of hazards affecting the community & steps to prepare for emergencies - Functions of CERTs and their role in response

2

Fire Safety - Fire chemistry, suppression safety, resources and techniques - Identify and reduce potential fire hazards

3

Disaster Medical Operations - Part 1

- Principles of triage - Treatment strategies for life-threatening conditions

4

Disaster Medical Operations - Part 2

- Head-to-toe patient assessments, Establishing treatment areas - Treatments for burns, lacerations, fractures, sprains, & other injuries

5

Light Search and Rescue Operations

- Search & rescue priorities, situation size-up & resources, victim removal - Recognizing rescuer limitations and construction-related hazards

6

CERT Organization

- Address CERT organization & management principles - Need for documentation

7

Disaster Psychology

- Covers Team well-being - Working with survivors' trauma

8

Terrorism and CERT

- Terrorist targets and weapons, preparing at home and at work - CERTs and terrorist incidents

9

Course Review and Disaster Simulation

- Course review, disaster simulation and critique - Graduation

To join the next Rio Rancho CERT training, call Ms. Jacey Schuette at 891-5856 or