Your Community Emergency Response Team. The Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates
people about disaster preparedness for hazards that
may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster
response skills, such as fire safety, light search
and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical
operations. Using the training learned in the classroom
and during exercises, CERT members can assist others
in their neighborhood or workplace following an
event when professional responders are not immediately
available to help. CERT members also are encouraged
to support emergency response agencies by taking
a more active role in emergency preparedness projects
in their community.
Federal Emergency Management Agency using the model
created by the Los Angeles City Fire Department
beganpromoting nationwide implementation ofthe Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept in 1994.
Since then, CERT's have been established in hundreds
of communities in the U.S. Black Jack Fire Protection
District is dedicated to prepare their community
that they serve by providing CERT training. In addition
this training promotes a partnering effort between
our emergency services personnel and our citizens.
a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the emergency
services personnel, CERT members can assist others
by applying the basic response and organizational
skills that they learned during training.These skills
can help save and sustain lives following a disaster
until help arrives. CERT skills also apply to daily
members will have the opportunityto maintain and
refine their skills by participating in exercises
and activities.They can attend supplemental training
that will be hosted through your Fire ProtectionDistrict
periodically. This will keepmembers fresh on skills
learned in the initialtraining and further their
TRAINING FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS
AUGUST 21-23, 2009
Provide by: Black Jack Fire Protection District
"We will find ways to train
and mobilize more volunteers to help
when rescue and health emergencies arise."
President George W. Bush
course requires approximately 20 hours of training
and is held on:
included during this course:
Safety / Suppression
Search and Rescue
Training will take place at:
Jack Fire Protection District
5675 North Highway 67
Florissant, MO 63034
must be 17 years or older to attend this training
Communities of Faith
Amateur Radio Emergency Services
more information, or to enroll inthe August 21-23,
2009 course please contact Mary at Black Jack Fire
Protection District at 314/741-9905
hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
registrations must be done through our office.
deadline August 10, 2009.
Training will teach participants to:
the types of hazards most likely to affect their
homes and communities.
the function of CERT and their roles in immediate
steps to prepare themselvesfor a disaster.
and reduce potential fire hazards in their homes
as a team to apply basic fire suppression strategies,
resources,and safety measures to extinguish a
techniques for opening airways, controlling bleeding,
and treating shock.
triage under simulated conditions.
Select and set up a treatment area.
basic treatments for various wounds.
Identify planning and size-up requirements for
potential search andrescue situations.
the most common techniques for searching a structure.
safe techniques for searching a structure.
ways to protect resources during search and rescue.