Training Calendar

Join us each and every Wednesday for a special Tribal CERT Training Session via Zoom where you can connect with our team for a full course on preparing for any and all disasters. This will also allow you the opportunity to have any questions answered via our team.

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Wednesday Night – Basic CERT Awareness Class in support of the Hybrid CERT Program

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  • CERT Basic Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness
    • Roles and Responsibilities for Community Preparedness: How everyone in a community has a role in disaster preparedness
    • Role of CERTs: CERT organization, disaster and non-disaster roles, and laws that protect disaster workers from liability.
    • Elements of Disasters and Their Impact on Infrastructure: The potential effects of extreme emergencies and disasters on electrical service; emergency services; telephone communication; transportation; and availability of food, water, shelter, and fuel.
    • Personal and Organizational Preparedness: How you can prepare in advance to improve the quality of your survival and to reduce the damage from hazards.
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  • CERT Unit 2: CERT Organization
    In this unit you will learn about:
    • CERT Organization: How to organize and deploy CERT resources according to CERT organizational principles.
    • CERT Size-up: How to conduct the continual data-gathering and evaluation process at the scene of a disaster or emergency.
    • Rescuer Safety: How to protect your own safety and your buddies during search and rescue.
    • Documentation: Strategies for documenting situation and resource status.
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  • CERT Unit 3: Disaster Medical Operations – Part 1
    In this unit you will learn about:
    • Assisting Disaster Medical Operations: How to assist by controlling bleeding, maintaining normal body temperature, opening an airway, providing comfort to patients, and applying basic first aid care for various injuries.
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  • CERT Unit 4: Disaster Medical Operations – Part 2
    • Mass Casualty Incidents: How to assist first responders in responding to mass casualty incidents.
    • Functions of Disaster Medical Operations: Major functions of disaster medical operations.
    • Disaster Medical Treatment Areas: Types of medical treatment areas.
    • Head-to-Toe Assessment: How to perform a head-to-toe assessment to identify and treat injuries.
    • Public Health Considerations: How to maintain hygiene and sanitation.
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  • CERT Unit 5: Disaster Psychology
    • Disaster Psychology: The psychological impact a disaster has on rescuers and survivors, and lessons on providing components of “psychological first aid.”
    • Caring for Yourself and Survivors: Steps volunteers can take individually and as part of a CERT before, following, and after a disaster.
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  • CERT Unit 6: Fire Safety and Utility Controls
    • Fire Chemistry: How fire occurs, classes of fire, and choosing the correct means to extinguish each type of fire.
    • Fire Size-up Considerations: How to evaluate fires, assess firefighting resources, and determine a course of action.
    • Portable Fire Extinguishers: How to identify types of portable fire extinguishers and how to operate them.
    • Fire Suppression Safety: How to decide if you should attempt to extinguish a fire; how to approach and extinguish a fire safely.
    • Hazardous Materials: How to identify potentially dangerous materials in storage, in transit, and in your home.
    • Fire and Utility Hazards: How to identify potential fire and utility hazards in the home and workplace; how to implement successful fire prevention strategies.
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  • CERT Unit 7: Light Search and Rescue Operations
    • Search and Rescue Size-up: How to size up the situation in which the search and rescue teams will operate.
    • Conducting Interior and Exterior Search Operations: How to search systematically for disaster survivors.
    • Conducting Rescue Operations: Safe techniques for lifting, leveraging, cribbing, and survivor removal.
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  • C.E.R.T. / 5 Points To Preparedness Exercise - Sponsored by iTEMA
  • CERT Unit 8: Terrorism and CERT
    • Terrorism: Defining terrorism, including the goals and tactics of some terrorist groups, and detailing how to respond when an active shooter is in your vicinity.
    • Eight Signs of Terrorism: The eight signs of terrorism and how to report suspicious activity.
    • Preparing for Your Neighborhood: Steps to take to be prepared at home, work, and in your neighborhood.
    • Hazmat and CBRNE: Identifying some basic guidelines during a Hazmat or CBRNE event.
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University of Utah Online CERT
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New "Aware & Prepare" LISTOS Program (4 hour)

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To prepare English and non-English-speaking, culturally diverse individuals and families in emergency and disaster preparedness with a grass-roots approach, utilizing their own networks and strengths. Ensure that every household in the community is educated on how to prepare and respond during an emergency or disaster regardless of their language or culture. Provide outreach to the whole community in order to build resilience by providing tools and education for any hazard.