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Boone County CERT Training Course Spring 2019

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Belvidere Fire Department

123 S State St

Belvidere, IL 61008

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The CERT Basic Course is delivered in the community by a team of first responders, and other qualified volunteers. The CERT course will start Monday, March 11, 2019 and run through Monday March 25th. Hours are 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Belvidere Fire Station 1, 123 South State Street, Belvidere IL and run each Monday and Wednesday. Last day will be Saturday April 13, 2019 after the disaster simulation. This is a series of 7 sessions to complete the course.

  • Fire Suppression: Covers fire chemistry, hazardous materials, fire hazards and fire suppression strategies. However, the thrust of this session is the safe use of fire extinguishers, controlling utilities and extinguishing a small fire.

  • Disaster Preparedness: Addresses hazards specific to the community. Materials cover actions that participants and their families take before, during and after a disaster as well as an overview of CERT and local laws governing volunteers.

  • Medical Operations Part I: Participants practice diagnosing and treating airway obstruction, bleeding and shock by using simple triage and rapid treatment techniques.

  • Medical Operations Part II: Covers evaluating patients by doing a head to toe assessment, establishing a medical treatment area and performing basic first aid.

  • Light Search and Rescue Operations: Participants learn about search and rescue planning, size-up, search techniques, rescue techniques and rescuer safety.

  • Psychology and Team Organization: Covers signs and symptoms that might be experienced by the disaster victim and workers, and addresses CERT organization and management.

  • Course Review and Disaster Simulation: Participants review and practice the skills that they have learned during the previous six sessions in a disaster activity.

During each session participants are required to bring safety equipment (gloves, goggles, mask) and disaster supplies (bandages, flashlight, dressings) which will be used during the session. By doing this for each session, participants are building a disaster response kit of items that they will need during a disaster.

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Participants need to be 18 years of age minimum.

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Belvidere, IL 61008

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