Upcoming QUAD CITY CERT Training!

Training Classes:  

February 7, 2018 – March 28, 2018

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