Class Info & Description

The Long Beach CERT Training program is delivered over a 24-hour period over a weekend. It meets Friday night and all day Saturday and Sunday. The instruction includes lecture-based learning with hands-on training. 

 

The CERT training is held at the Long Beach Fire Department Regional Training Center (2249 Argonne Ave. Long Beach, CA)

 

What Will I Learn?

 

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Disaster preparedness
• Fire extinguisher training
• Disaster medical operations
• Search and Rescue Operations
• Organization and Disaster Psychology
• Terrorism and the role of CERT


UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, YOU WILL HAVE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING:

• How to provide basic medical care to save a life of a family member or neighbor.
• Search for victims and rescue them using items that can be found around the house.
• Manage a disaster situation until emergency responders arrive.
• Triage patients based on the severity of their injuries.
• Lift and carry patients using techniques and methods that keep you safe.
• How to be informed, make a plan, build a kit, and get involved.

 

Training Course Outline

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Recent Disasters and Emergencies
Course Preview - CERT Training Video
Disasters and Disaster Workers
Impact on Infrastructure
Structural and Non-structural Hazards
Home and Workplace Preparedness
Community Preparedness
Protection for Disaster Workers

 

FIRE SAFETY and UTILITY CONTROLS

Fire Chemistry
Reducing Fire Hazards - Home and Workplace
Hazardous Materials / Hazard Mitigation
CERT Size-up
Firefighting Resources
Fire Suppression Safety

 

DISASTER MEDICAL 1 AND 2

Treating Life-Threatening Conditions
Triage
Public Health Considerations
Functions of Disaster Medical Operations
Establishing Treatment Areas
Conducting Head-to-Toe Assessments
Treating Burns
Wound Care
Treating Fractures, Sprains, and Strains
Splinting
Nasal Injuries
Treating Hypothermia

 

LIGHT SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS

Search and Rescue Size-Up
Conducting Search Operations
Conducting Rescue Operations 

 

CERT ORGANIZATION AND DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY

Search and Rescue Size-Up

Conducting Search Operations
Conducting Rescue Operations
Unit Summary and Homework Assignment

 

TERRORISM and CERT

What is Terrorism
Terrorist Targets
Terrorist Weapons 

 

CBRNE

Preparing at Home and Work
CERTs and Terrorist Incidents


CERT ORGANIZATION

How to organize and deploy CERT
Rescuer Safety
Documentation
Team Organization 

 

DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY

How to provide "psychological first aid" Caring for yourself, your buddy, and victims

 

COURSE REVIEW AND DISASTER SIMULATION

Course Review
Disaster Simulation
Graduation

Doing the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number of People,
in the Shortest Amount of Time

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