The Search and Rescue in Community Disasters course provides training for community members to safely conduct search and light rescue response to aid their family and neighbors in the immediate aftermath of a natural catastrophe, technological accident, or human-caused incident. The course is intended for members of the whole community and draws on information and lessons learned from a variety of disaster incidents such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and man-made events for discussion points. The course also uses hands-on training to demonstrate best practices for effective search and light rescue, which can be used in both residential and commercial environments.
- Developing a mindset to prepare, act and survive in a disaster involving your community
- Using survival strategies to rescue and care for yourself, your family, and your pets during and in the immediate aftermath of an event
- Providing assistance in the search, light rescue, care, and safety of your neighbors
FEMA / SID Number
Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class.
Register online: cdp.dhs.gov/femasid
Course Length 1 1/2 Days (12 hours)
The target audience encompasses the whole community, including, but not restricted to:
- Religious Organizations
- Volunteer Fire Departments
- Community Emergency Response Teams
- Youth Organizations
- American Red Cross and other Non- Governmental Organizations
- Other Interested Members of the Community
This class is sponsored by Anne Arundel - Annapolis CERT and provided / taught by National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service through a DHS / FEMA grant. Instrutors will be USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) instructors from Texas A&M.