Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
People to Help Themselves"
CERT Class Registration Opportunity
Three classes will be held on:
||8am - 4pm
|August 9, 2014
||8am - 4pm
||8am - 2pm
Training will be held at the Mesa Public
Safety Training Facility
3260 N. 40th Street, Mesa AZ
Participants need to attend all
three classes. There is no cost to
participate in this program.
Warren Sprecher to register 480-644-2508.
Community Emergency Response Team
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, using
the model created by the Los Angeles City Fire
Department, began promoting nationwide use of the
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
concept in 1994. Since then, CERTs have been
established in hundreds of communities. 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 work
places in basic response skills. If a disastrous
event overwhelms or delays the community's
professional response, CERT members can assist
others by applying the basic response and
organizational skills that they learned during
training. These skills can help save and sustain
lives following a disaster until help arrives. CERT
skills also apply to daily emergencies. CERT
members maintain and refine their skills by
participating in exercises and activities. They can
attend supplemental training opportunities offered
by the sponsoring agency and others that further
their skills base. CERT members can volunteer
through other department programs to assist with
projects that improve community emergency
- Communities of Faith
- Scouting Organizations
- School Staff/Students
- Amateur Radio Emergency Services
CERT training will teach participants
- Describe the types of hazards most likely to
affect their homes and communities.
- Describe the function of CERT and their
roles in immediate response.
- Take steps to prepare themselves for a
- Identify and reduce potential fire hazards
in their homes and workplaces.
- Work as a team to apply basic fire
suppression strategies, resources, and safety
measures to extinguish a burning liquid.
- Apply techniques for opening airways,
controlling bleeding, and treating shock.
- Conduct triage under simulated conditions.
- Perform head-to-toe assessments.
- Select and set up a treatment area.
- Employ basic treatments for various wounds.
- Identify planning and size-up requirements
for potential search and rescue situations.
- Describe the most common techniques for
searching a structure.
- Use safe techniques for debris removal and
- Describe ways to protect rescuers during
search and rescue.
Citizen Corps is the grass-roots movement that
actively involves everyone in making our communities
and our nation safer, stronger, and better prepared.
We all have a role to play in keeping our hometowns
safe and secure and Citizen Corps helps you to
prepare, train, and volunteer.
The mission of Citizen Corps is to
harness the power of every individual through
education, training, and volunteer service to make
communities safer and better prepared to respond to
the threats of terrorism, crime, public health
issues and disasters of all kinds.
What can I do to help my family and my
You can take simple steps to be prepared for
emergencies, get trained in basic first aid, and
volunteer to help local emergency responders. Here
are some ways you can get involved through your
local Citizen Corps Council:
- Prepare yourself and your family; get a kit,
make a family plan, and be informed about
potential threats and emergencies. To learn more
about how you can prepare, visit
- Get connected to disaster volunteer groups
through your Citizen Corps Council, so that if
something happens, you can help in an organized
- Join a
Neighborhood Watch group to help with crime
prevention, terrorism awareness, and
neighborhood emergency preparedness. Learn about
volunteer opportunities to support law
enforcement through the
Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) program.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to
help people immediately after a disaster and to
assist emergency responders whenever needed.
- Volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corps to
provide public health and medical support
throughout the year and during emergencies.
- Provide fire safety and prevention education
in the community and help out at your local fire
- Participate in local emergency training and
- Help others get prepared, especially those
with special needs.
Basic training is designed to cover the
- Disaster Preparedness
- Fire Safety
- Disaster Medical Operations- Assessment,
Treatment, and Hygiene
- Light Search and Rescue
- Team Organization Disaster Psychology
- Terrorism and CERT
- Final Exercise
Sessions require approximately 20 hours to