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Miami-Dade Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)
January 18 @ 5:30 pm - January 21 @ 5:00 pm
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. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three life-threatening injuries by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.
NOTE: The CERT Training is a 3-part class in which students must participate in all sessions to complete the training.
Posted by: FIU Department of Emergency Management
Phone: (305) 348-0670