October CERT Course (3 Days)

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Location

Location

Department of Emergency Management

650 South King Street

Basement

Honolulu, HI 96813

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Description

Community Emergency Reponse Team (CERT) Training

***BY REGISTERING FOR THIS EVENT, YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR A 3 DAY COURSE***


Topics Covered:

Day 1- October 13, 2019- 8am- 4pm @DEM

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Safety and Suppression
  • Terrorism

Day 2- October 20, 2019- 8am- 4pm @DEM

  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Team Organization
  • Disaster Psychology

Day 3- October 27, 2019- 7:45am- 1pm @Diamond Head

  • Practical Exercise


YOU MUST ATTEND ALL CLASSES TO RECEIVE A "CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION".


What is CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)?

CERT training is a program that teaches basic disaster management and response skills to prepare individual citizens and their families before a disaster strikes. The Department of Emergency Management sponsors the training and educates residents to ensure that the population has the best possible chance of surviving and recovering from a disaster. CERT trained individuals can better assist their families, neighbors, and communities until first responders can reach affected areas after a disaster.


What Will You Learn?

  • Damage assessment
  • Warning and notification
  • Evacuation
  • Identify and assist those with access and functional needs
  • Emergency triage and first aid
  • Search and rescue
  • Preparedness
  • Periodic reporting to City
  • Suppress small fires
  • Emergency utility control


Who Should Attend?

Anyone with a sense of community can become a part of CERT. If you become a CERT member, you will learn about important life-safety support techniques. You will, however, not be expected to place yourself in dangerous situations, either in the training or when a disaster strikes.
Once you complete the training, you can join an existing team in the community or start your own, or use your skills to better prepare your family.

A key factor for CERT teams is the ability to spontaneously organize and activate themselves in the event of a major disaster. If there is a significant disaster, phones and other communications channels may be interrupted. CERT teams will know where to go, how to organize their efforts, and will get to work without any specific order being issued. A CERT member's first responsibility is to themselves, their family, and finally their community.
Class Information

If you require special assistance, an auxiliary aid and/or service to participate in this CERT class (e.g. a sign language interpreter; interpreter for language other than English, access for a wheelchair, etc.), please contact John M Cummings III at 808-723-8960 or email your request to jcummings@honolulu.gov at least five (5) working days prior to the event.


Want to Learn More?

Visit www.honolulu.gov/dem for more information.



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Department of Emergency Management

650 South King Street

Basement

Honolulu, HI 96813

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