CERT. It’s Not Just A Breath Mint Anymore. It Could Save A Life.

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CERT TrainingFrom the City of Burien:

The next training session for Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) begins March 6, 2008 and it’s filling up quickly! 

Get your application in right away to reserve your spot in class. The training is a Citizen Corp and FEMA supported curriculum and promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve.  The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic preparation and response skills.  CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area.CERT First Aid

SeaTac and Burien Fire and Police Departments partner in offering this eight week training held on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings, with a Practical Final Exercise held on a Saturday.  There is a minimal fee for tools supplied to students, enabling them to build their own emergency response kit.   Sessions require approximately 20 hours to complete. The training sessions are held twice a year in spring and fall. 

Training is designed to cover the following:

  • Disaster Preparedness

  • Fire SafetyCPR Dummy

  • Disaster
    Medical Operations
    – Triage and Treating Life
    Threatening Injuries

  • Disaster
    Medical Operations
    – Assessment, Treatment,
    and Hygiene

  • Light Search and Rescue

  • Team Organization

  • Disaster Psychology

  • Terrorism and CERT

  • Final Exercise

To inquire or register for CERT contact:

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