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CERT Refresher – Haz Mat and Terrorism Awareness

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Quinlan Community Center

10185 North Stelling Road

Cupertino, CA 95014

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CERT REFRESHER CLASS – Hazardous Materials & Terrorism Awareness

This is an initial CERT actions review and skills application class. Skills for this CERT Refresher will focus on Hazardous Materials and Terrorism Awareness.

  • Hazardous Materials
    • Types
      • Explosives
      • Flammable gases and liquids
      • Poisons and poisonous gases
      • Corrosives
      • Nonflammable gases
      • Oxidizers
      • Radioactive materials
    • Discuss hazardous materials locations and types of occupancy
    • Ways to identify locations, where hazardous materials are stored, used, or in transit
    • Placards or other posted warnings
    • Sights, sounds and smells
    • Shelter-in-Place procedures
    • Basic decontamination procedures.
  • Terrorism Awareness
    • Identification: Terrorists attack to intimidate the government or the civilian population. Their goals are to disrupt critical resources, vital services and the economy with the objective to cause fear and create mass casualties.
    • Identifying the eight signs of terrorism
    • Identifying potential targets in the community
    • CERTs and Terrorist Incidents
    • Identify CERT operating procedures for a terrorist incident
    • Terrorist Weapons
    • CBRNE Indicators
  • Preparing at Home, Work, and in Your Neighborhood

For additional information please visit Santa Clara County Fire Department www.SCCFD.org or contact your local CERT leader.


Important Items to Bring:

· Your CERT ID Badge/Card or Photo ID

· CERT Field Operations Guide (provided in class if you do not have one)

This training class is open to CERT members who live or work within the communities served by Santa Clara County Fire Department: Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos/Monte Sereno, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Saratoga and the unincorporated surrounding areas.

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