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Ohio Responds: Community Emergency Response Teams

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Basic Emergency Response Team Training

Module 1: DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: Addresses hazards to which people are vulnerable in their community. Materials cover actions that participants and their families take before, during, and after a disaster. As the session progresses, the instructor begins to explore an expanded response role for civilians in that they should begin to consider themselves disaster workers. Since they will want to help their family members and neighbors, this training can help them operate in a safe and appropriate manner. The CERT concept and organization are discussed as well as applicable laws governing volunteers in that jurisdiction. Related 
Module 2: DISASTER FIRE SUPPRESSION: Briefly covers fire chemistry, hazardous materials, fire hazards, and fire suppression strategies. However, the thrust of this session is the safe use of fire extinguishers, sizing up the situation, controlling utilities, and extinguishing a small fire.  Related Documents:  Basic Firefighting Tips
Module 3: DISASTER MEDICAL OPERATIONS PART I, Participants practice diagnosing and treating airway obstruction, bleeding, and shock by using simple triage and rapid treatment techniques.  Related Documents:  Triage Decision Tree
Module 4: DISASTER MEDICAL OPERATIONS, PART II: Covers evaluating patients by doing a head to toe assessment, establishing a medical treatment area, performing basic first aid, and practicing in a safe and sanitary manner.
Module 5: LIGHT SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS: Participants learn about search and rescue planning, size-up, search techniques, rescue techniques, and most important, rescuer safety.
Module 6: DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY: Covers signs and symptoms that might be experienced by the disaster victim and worker
Module 7: TEAM ORGANIZATION: Addresses CERT organization, ICS (Incident Command System), management principles and the need for documentation
Module 8: WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: Presents the goals and types of weapons used most commonly by terrorist.
Module 9: COURSE REVIEW AND DISASTER SIMULATION: Participants review their answers from a take home examination. Finally, they practice the skills that they have learned during the previous six sessions in disaster activity.


Basic First Aid

Advanced Emergency Response Team Training:

Skywarn National Weather Service

Animals and Livestock:

  • CERT & Animal Response Part I
  • CERT & Animal Response Part II

FEMA Courses:

  • Intro to IC (IS-100)
  • Basic IC (IS-200)
  • NIMS (IS-700a)
  • Emergency Planning (IS-235)
  • Leadership and Influence (IS-240)
  • Intro to Exercise Design (IS-120)
  • Decision Making & Problem (IS-241)
  • Effective Communication (IS-242)
  • Developing & Managing Volunteers (IS-244)
  • Intro to Pandemics (IS-520)
  • Emergency Response to Terrorism (Q-534)
  • Functional Needs (IS-197)
  • National Response Plan (IS-800b)
  • EOC Management & Operation (IS-775)
  • Guides To Points of Distribution (IS-26)

Disaster Life Support

  • Basic Disaster Life Support
  • Advanced Disaster Life Support

Communications and Amateur (Ham) Radio

Ham radio training and license information

Local RACES Teams

CERT Portable Radio Fundamentals Part I and II

Additional Training:

  • Technician for Hazmat Incidents
  • Damage Assessment Applications
  • Exercise Design & Development
  • HazMat Response
  • Leadership Principles
  • Public Information
  • Developing Volunteers Resources
  • Command Post Operations
  • Disaster Emergency Admin
  • Emergency Planning
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • Psychological First-Aid American Red Cross
  • Water Supply Management

Security and Firearm training: