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This Training Bulletin outlines techniques for using hand signals and other traffic–control devices to direct traffic. To enhance visibility, absent exigent circumstances, any officer/employee directing or controlling traffic should wear reflective clothing at all times.
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Program cost worksheet
Use this worksheet to help create a budget for your CERT Program. Click this link to access an Excel Spreadsheet version of this tool.
The term “mitigation” describes actions which can help reduce or eliminate your long-term risk from natural disasters. With mitigation, you can avoid losses and reduce your risk of becoming a disaster victim. There are many low-cost mitigation measures you can take to protect yourself, your home, or your business from losses.
Become an Effective CERT Team Leader
You may think that you don’t have time, or want to be in charge, or that this is to big of a job for you to handle. Being a CERT Leader can take as little, or as much, time as you wish to devote. It is a big job and you will, most certainly, have to take charge! How might you be best able to help yourself, your family, neighbors or coworkers in times of need? Perhaps, the best way is to join an existing emergency response team in your area, or to form a team if none exists for your community. Either way, you will need to contact your local Emergency Manager to get the ball rolling! The Emergency Manager (EM) for your community should be listed on your training certificate.
The ankle pull is the fastest method for moving a victim a short distance over a smooth surface. This is not a preferred method of patient movement.
Live safe in mobile homes
FFires in manufactured homes claim the lives of 500 Americans each year and injure 1,000 more. Many of these fires are caused by heating and electrical system malfunctions and improper storage of combustibles.
Managing spontaneous volunteers
Spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers – our neighbors and ordinary citizens – often arrive on-site at a disaster ready to help. Yet because they are not associated with any part of the existing emergency management response system, their offers of help are often underutilized and even problematic to professional responders. The paradox is clear: people’s willingness to volunteer versus the system’s capacity to utilize them effectively.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
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CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the CERT program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger
Cribbing is essential in many extrication operations. Its most common use is to stabilize objects. Wood selected for cribbing should be solid, straight and free of major flaws such as large knots or splits. Cribbing surfaces should be free of any paint or finish because this can make the wood slippery, especially when it is wet. Cribbing can be made out of pieces of timber found in the debris and cut to size. Pieces of 2X2 (5 cm X 5 cm) and 4X4 (10 cm X 10 cm) as well as wedges cut in this size timber are very useful.
Emergency management guide
About This Guide This guide provides step-bystep advice on how to create and maintain a comprehensive emergency management program. It can be used by manufacturers, corporate offices, retailers, utilities or any organization where a sizable number of people work or gather. Whether you operate from a high-rise building or an industrial complex; whether you own, rent or lease your property; whether you are a large or small company; the concepts in this guide will apply.
EOC ACTIVATION LEVELS
Severe Weather Advisory • Minor Earthquake 4.0 – 4.9 magnitude • Earthquake Advisory • Flood Watch
CERT in College
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CERT Trifold cheat sheet
The following two pages comprise the CERT Pocket Reminder Card. To us this card: 1 Print the following two pages only 2 Cut the printed pages out using the crop marks 3 Tape/paste both cards back to back 4 Laminate at local copy shop or printer 5 Trifold into business card size 6 Carry in wallet, purse, and/or disaster & first aid kit.
While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this booklet, the American Red Cross assumes no liability of any kind for its accuracy or completeness, or for additional or changed information subsequent to the date the information contained herein was submitted for publication.
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CERT is a program that helps citizens to be trained and prepared to meet their own needs in the event of an emergency. The Pima County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is collaborating with Cities, Towns, Indian Nations, Fire Districts and Volunteer Fire Departments, Hospitals and other private and public agencies in Pima County to coordinate and promote this training to businesses, neighborhoods and citizens. This training is free to the public.
The following report outlines the training plan and schedule for the CERT training for October and November, 2005 for the University of Washington. Although the training follows the basic information and framework developed by FEMA, the Office of Emergency Management has modified various aspects of the training in order to adapt it to the unique requirements of a major research university setting. Additionally, the traditional 8-9 week course has been condensed down to 2.5 days. Under each unit are listed the date, trainers, objectives, modifications and constraints. The unit dates of training will not necessarily be in chronological order. Some, the order has been changed to accommodate trainer schedules and to make the training more efficient in terms of time and resources
The CERT instruction is a 21+-hour course divided into 7 modules or classes. The classes each last 3 hours and are taught 1 day a week for 7 weeks. The exception to this is what we call a "fast track" course offered for businesses, which is 8 hours long, one day a week for 3 weeks. The seven classes will cover these topics:
AVERT hereby grants written permission to copy and distribute the design plan pictures contained herein. Simply "rightclick" your mouse over the picture and save it to your disk. AVERT makes no claims as to the adequacy of these plans for any specified or implied purpose. These plans are intended for guidance only and AVERT accepts no liability for injuries or illnesses resulting from the use of products produced from these plans. Please insure that your local emergency manager has approved the use of these plans for your project.
Initially, CERT programs were developed to assist communities in taking care of themselves in aftermath of a major disaster when first responders are overwhelmed or unable to respond bec communication or transportation difficulties. As the CERT concept has taken hold across the c however, CERTs have become much more than originally envisioned. CERTs have proven the be an active and vital part of their communities' preparedness and response capability. For exa CERTs have been used to:
Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the dem services. Factors as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from acce emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.