Fire Suppression Traning Medical Triage Training
This training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. With training and practice, and by working as a team, you will be able to protect yourself and do the greatest good for the greatest number after a disaster.
All CERT participants should take the CERT Basic Training course. This 24 hour classroom course is provided free to new CERT members by the Palm Beach County - Division of Emergency Management . Graduates are provided with basic equipment and supplies for basic CERT operations. For further information call (561) 712-6400.
The CERT Basic Training Participant Manual (PDF 344p) provides the basic skills necesary to conduct CERT operations. The manual's 6 chapters include hands-on training in:
- Disaster Preparedness
- Fire Safety and Utility Controls
- Disaster Medical Operations-Part 1
- Disaster Medical Operations-Part 2
- Light Search and Rescue Operations
- CERT Organization
Recommended training and additional reading
CERT training is defined by the National Incident Management System (NIMS), a part of the FEMA:Emergency Management Institute and by the FCC & American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
This training may include formal classroom studies, on-line courses, reading material, practice drills and exercises as defined in the NCA Course Catalog.
Basic radio training
Three courses are currently available as basic training for CERT radio operators.
|Portable Radio Fundamentals for CERT Emergency Operations is available for all ICP and Contact Team operators using portable handheld radios.|
|Network Operations for CERT Emergency Operations is available for all ICP radio operators using the Level 2 Intra Indian Spring Network.|
|FEMA: CERT Emergency Communications is available for all ICP radio operators using the Level 2 Intra Indian Spring Network.|