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Niagara University hosting free CERT training

by jmaloni

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Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:45 pm

Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free Community Emergency Response Team training course this fall on the NU campus.

CERT training is a community preparedness course that includes academic and hands-on instruction as well as a disaster training exercise that is designed to prepare individuals to help themselves, family members and neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster.

Classes start Nov. 3, and run seven consecutive Mondays from 7 to 10 p.m., culminating with a disaster simulation Dec. 15.

CERT training topics include:

•Disaster preparedness: disasters and disaster workers, community preparedness

•Emergency medical operations I: Triage and treating life-threatening injuries

•Emergency medical operations II: Public health considerations and patient treatment

•Fire safety: fire chemistry, hazards, safety, and suppression

•Light search and rescue: search and rescue size up and operations

•CERT team organization and incident command system (ICS 100)

•Disaster psychology: impact of disaster on rescuers and victims and its mitigation

•Terrorism and CERT: terrorism and its goals, CERT protocols for terrorism

•Disaster simulation training exercise: course review and hands-on exercise

Participants must be at least 16 years old and plan to attend all sessions.

To enroll in the course, register online at www.niagara.edu/bcs-enrollment. Indicate which class you are enrolling in.

For more information, contact Valerie Haseley, Niagara County project coordinator, at 716-205-0076 or [email protected].

The mission of Border Community SERVICE (Special Emergency Response Volunteer Initiative for Community Empowerment) of Niagara University is to provide emergency preparedness training to citizens and to encourage their participation in opportunities that enhance regional emergency readiness.

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