Spring 2019 Newsletter
Upcoming QUAD CITY CERT Training!
February 6, 2019 – March 27, 2019
Class size is limited!
Please join our QUAD CITY Community Emergency Response Team
You Can’t Predict…But You Can Prepare
The QUAD CITY Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a training program that allows civilians and government employees to take the necessary steps in an emergency to save lives. The QUAD CITY CERT team consists of the communities of Brooklyn Heights, Independence, Seven Hills and Valley View but training is open to everyone. Only residents of these cities join the QUAD CITY CERT team but certification applies to all.
During an emergency situation, our first responders, who provide fire and medical services, may not be able to meet the demand for these services. Overwhelming number of victims, phone service disrupted and streets blocked will prevent people from accessing Emergency Services. We will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet immediate lifesaving and life sustaining needs. Our CERT volunteers can assist others following these events.
CERTs are not intended to replace a community’s response capability, but rather, to serve as an important supplement to it during emergencies when response capabilities are spread thin.
The training program is an all risk, all-hazard training; hands-on and realistic. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. CERT members receive 24
training hours (one Wednesday evening a week for 8 weeks.
CERT training is provided free of charge to anyone 14 or over. (Ages 14 to 17 will be required to have parental consent). 24 hours of service credit will be given to students. High school students from the four QUAD CITY communities can also apply for our college scholarships.
The CERT Program trains you in basic disaster response skills:
#1 – Introduction, Disaster Awareness
#2 – Fire Safety
#3 – Disaster Medical Operations (Session 1)
#4 – Disaster Medical Operations (Session 2)
#5 – Light Search & Rescue Operations
#6 – Team Organization
#7 – Disaster Psychology & Terrorism
#8 – Review and Graduation
To register: Please email Mary at email@example.com to request an application.
To provide assistance to our community Fire Departments in times of need. To help them provide the “greatest good for the greatest number of people” in emergency and non-emergency situations.
Quad City CERT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Employer Identification Number: 26-2192213. All donations can be considered a tax-exempt, charitable contribution.
FEMA Basic Training
The FEMA Basic Training Program will be offered to new and current members to Quadcity CERT. If you are interested in taking the course, please contact Mary Benedek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CERT Fall Graduation 2017
October 27, 2017After several weeks of FEMA classes, our latest class graduated on October 25, 2017. Classes consisted of instruction in Disaster Planning, Basic First Aid, Safety, CERT Organization, and Fire Safety....
CERT Team Graduation
April 13, 2017After several weeks of FEMA classes, our latest class graduated last night. Classes consisted of instruction in Disaster Planning, Basic First Aid, Safety, CERT Organization, and Fire Safety. Congratu...
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