Upcoming QUAD CITY CERT Training!

Upcoming QUAD CITY CERT Training!

Training Classes:  

September 5, 2018 – October 24, 2018 

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 is open to everyone.

 

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 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.  CERT members receive 24 training hours (one Wednesday evening a week for 8 weeks).

Training Topics

#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 kedenebm@hotmail.com

CERT Fall Graduation 2017

CERT Fall Graduation 2017

After 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.

Congratulations to all of our new members and welcome to our team!

CERT Team Graduation

CERT Team Graduation

After 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.

Congratulations to all of our new members and welcome to our team!

The American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio Needs You!!

The American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio Needs You!!

The American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio is a volunteer-based humanitarian organization that addresses the needs of the community in times of disasters. These disasters range from natural events to house fires. When people are in need, the Red Cross is there. In order to fulfill our mission, volunteers are critical. Our volunteers are individuals like you and I that want to do good for others. Many of our volunteers have been trained by other organizations such as community-based responders, emergency management organizations, and CERTs. The Red Cross is an excellent supplement to these other organizations if one desires to be a little more active to community response. To become a Red Cross volunteer, all you need to do is apply online at www.redcross.org or call your local Red Cross chapter’s disaster service office at 216-361-2365. We’ll even visit you at your next group activity or meeting.