The City of Concord, in conjunction with the County Office of Emergency Services, is sponsoring Emergency Preparedness classes for residents of the community.
CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area.
Basic CERT Training, as established by federal standards, includes the following (presented in a 20-hour program over 6 weeks):
- CERT Introduction
- Disaster Preparedness
- Fire Safety
- Disaster Medical Operations (Triage and Treatment of Life-Threatening Injuries)
- Disaster Medical Operations (Assessment, Treatment, and Hygiene)
- Light Search and Rescue
- Team Organization
- Disaster Psychology
- Terrorism and CERT
- Final Exercise
Saturdays – Sept 7 – 21, 2013 Concord CERT
Tuesdays – Sept 24 – October 30th, 2013 by Concord CERT
Thursdays – Sept 12 – October 17th, 2013 by Pleasant Hill CERT
Thursdays – Sept 12 – October 17th, 2013 by Lamorinda CERT
Upon completion, all participants received a backpack containing a helmet, safety goggles, tools, a blanket, a first-aid kit and flashlight. To register, click on the CERT location above. Spots fill up fast, so if your interested register asap.
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