Training

Training

QUAD CITY CERT OFFERS FREE FEMA TRAINING CLASSES

This training will give you valuable information on keeping your family safe throughout a disaster. You will learn how to shelter in place, basic safety in your home, what to expect from your local governments, what is expected of you, and much more. Twenty-two hours of training that will last a lifetime! It will also empower you to assist your neighbors and your community if you choose to help if a situation warrants trained CERT members be called out by the Safety Forces for assistance. Class content has been updated since we began this program in 2004. Not one person has ever told us they were sorry they took this series of classes!! For further information and/or to sign up, contact us at quadcitycert@gmail.com.

FEMA CERT Training Classes
The CERT training for community groups is usually delivered in 2 1/2 hour sessions, one evening a week over a 7 week period. The training consists of the following classes:

  • Session I, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
  • Session II, DISASTER FIRE SUPPRESSION
  • Session III, DISASTER MEDICAL OPERATIONS PART I
  • Session IV, DISASTER MEDICAL OPERATIONS, PART II
  • Session V, LIGHT SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS
  • Session VI, DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY AND TEAM ORGANIZATION
  • Session VII, COURSE REVIEW

All Training Classes are FREE!

CERT Community Benefits
People who go through CERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace and community and can take the right steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their homes or workplace. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capability, CERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their immediate area until help arrives. When help does arrive, CERTs provide useful information to responders and support their efforts, as directed, at the disaster site. CERT members can also assist with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community. CERTs have been used to distribute and/or install smoke alarms, replace smoke alarm batteries in the home of elderly, distribute disaster education material, provide services at special events, such as parades, sporting events, concerts and more.