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Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)

Train-The-Trainer 

The CERT train the trainer class is for individuals that are part of a Citizen Corps Council or CERT Team that would like to become a trainer for their local program. Individuals must be sponsored by a local Citizen Corps Council or by a local jurisdiction that is interested in starting a Council. Please read below for more information on the CERT training itself.

If available, emergency services personnel are the best trained and equipped to handle emergencies and you should use them. However, following a catastrophic disaster, you and the community may be on your own for a period of time because of the size of the area affected, lost communications, and impassable roads.

CERT Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using the training thru this class to save lives and protect property.

This training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. You will want to help. With training and practice and by working as a team, you will be able to do the greatest good for the greatest number after a disaster, while protecting yourself from becoming a victim.

Starting in June 2006 a new section of the class will be offered. This section is called the CERT managers class, which teaches each trainer on basic needs of the team. Such needs as administrative help, funding, grants, marketing, keeping volunteers interested in the program, continuing education and much, much more.

Course Length: 16 hours

The CERT Train the Trainer class is a free class given by IEMA that includes hotel costs. IEMA does not reimburse for per diem or mileage.

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date.
However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.

The following is a list of upcomming scheduled dates and locations for course:
Date Location
Jun 10-11, 2014IEMA Rodger Street Training Facility**
 

** No lodging available

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact the IEMA Regional Coordinator serving your county. Registration must be made in advance to attend any course. An application can be obtained from the IEMA Regional Coordinator or by downloading in pdf format. Get Acrobat Reader

 

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