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Classes Start
April 5, 2016
2016 CERT TRAINING CLASS SCHEDULE
Updated 04/20/2016

Introduction to CERT & Disaster Preparedness
April 5, 2016
Holland Township School Main Library 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lecture & Discussion
Exercise: Hazard Analysis, CERT Trailer Tour

Fire Safety & Utility Control
April 12, 2016
Holland Township Fire Company (Whispering Pines) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lecture & Discussion
Exercise: Handling Fire Extinguishers, Using Utility Turn Off Tool, Inside/Outside Group Size Up

Light Search and Rescue
April 19, 2016
Holland Township School Main Library & Middle School Gym 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lecture & Discussion
Exercise: Cribbing, Lifting, Library Search, Rescue Exercise and Rescue Squad Lift Equipment

Disaster Medical Operations - Part One
April 26, 2016
Holland Township School Main Library & Middle School Gym 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lecture & Discussion
Exercise: Airway Breathing, Circulation, Bleeding, Triage, Set Up

Disaster Medical Operations - Part Two
May  3, 2016  
Holland Township School Main Library & Middle School Gym 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lecture & Discussion
Exercise: Head to Toe Assessment, Head & Neck Injuries, Fractures, Burns & Wound Dressings

Shelter Operations
May 10, 2016
Riegel Ridge Community Center 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lecture & Discussion
Exercise: Shelter Operation Rotation Through Each Site

Disaster Psychology
May 17, 2016
Holland Township School Main Library 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Exercise: Lecture & Discussion

Incident Command
May 24, 2016
Holland Township Meeting Room 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lecture & Discussion
Exercise: Command Center Sign Up, Radio Use, Command Bus Tour

Terrorism
May 31, 2016
Holland Township School Main Library 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lecture & Discussion
Exercise: Drill Safety Briefing, Gear Hand Out

Fire Suppression & Final Drill
June 4, 2016

WHAT IS CERT?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains
them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search & rescue and disaster medical operations.  Using
their training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood, school or workplace following an event and can
take a more active role in preparing for their community.

Identify and anticipate hazards
Reduce fire hazards
Extinguish small fires
Assist first responders
Conduct light search and rescue
Set up medical treatment areas
Apply basic medical techniques
Reduce survivor stress