CERT CLASS TRAINING BEGINNING SOON
DO THE GREATEST GOOD FOR THE GREATEST NUMBER – IN THE SHORTEST AMOUNT OF TIME.
When professional responders are unavailable to immediately help, you must be prepared to help yourself, family and community respond to emergencies. In an effort to provide training to residents, the North Brunswick Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will conducting classes throughout the year.
As a trained CERT member, you play an important role in assisting others in your neighborhood and/or workplace with Fire Safety, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Medical aide, Post Incident support. A course overview is provided below.
Space is limited and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
For questions or more information, please contact CERT Commander Ed Ivans at (732) 247-0922, ext. 263 or OEM Coordinator Mark Cafferty at (732) 247-0922, ext. 388.
Session I: Disaster Preparedness
Introduction to disasters specific to the community and the impact of disaster on infrastructure.
Session II: Disaster Fire Suppression
Identifying and reducing potential fire hazards and basic fire suppression.
Session III: Disaster Medical Operations, Part I
Treatment strategies for life-threatening conditions and principles of triage.
Session IV: Disaster Medical Operations, Part II
Head-to-toe patient assessment and treatment for various injuries.
Session V: Light Search & Rescue Operations
Techniques for sizing up and searching, lifting, cribbing and removing victims; rescue safety.
Session VI: Disaster Psychology & Team Organization
The post-disaster emotional environment will be discussed. CERT organization, decision making and documentation.
Session VII: Terrorism
A brief overview of terrorism weapons. Identifying targets in an area and discuss time/distance/shielding.
Session VIII: Final Exercise
Disaster simulation realistic to the community.