What are the course objectives?

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the types of hazards that are most likely to affect their homes and community.

  2. Describe the function of CERT and their role in the immediate response.

  3. Take steps to prepare themselves for a disaster.

  4. Identify and reduce potential fire hazards in their home or workplace.

  5. While working as a team, apply basic fire suppression strategies, resources, and safety measures to extinguish a burning liquid.

  6. Apply techniques for opening airways, controlling bleeding and treating for shock.

  7. Conduct triage under simulated disaster conditions.

  8. Perform head to toe assessments.

  9. Select and set up a treatment area.

  10. Employ basic treatments for various wounds, and apply splints to suspected fractures and sprains.

  11. Identify planning and size-up requirements for potential search and rescue situations.

  12. Describe the most common techniques for searching a structure.

  13. While working as a team, use safe techniques for debris removal and victim extrication.

  14. Describe ways to protect rescuers during search and rescue.

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