Tuesday, February 7, 2012

An upcoming training opportunity for CERT 2 graduates

Attention CERTs:

We are offering a class for CERT II graduates taught by Bill Prasad, Director of Behavioral Health for the Fire and Rescue Department. This course will be taught at the Fire and Rescue Academy on the following dates and times:

Monday, March 19th from 1830 to 2030 hrs. (6:30pm to 8:30pm)

Wednesday, March 28th from 1830 to 2030 hrs.(6:30pm to 8:30pm)

The class description is stated below. This class will count as a refresher credit for CERT II’s and will most likely be a critical element/core competency skill for upcoming CERT 3 training classes.

If you would like to sign up for this training, please email me with your name, email address, a good phone number and your CERT class number at dana.powers@fairfaxcounty.gov


Dana Powers
Management Analyst II
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
Office of the Volunteer Liaison

Managing Stress and Trauma

Everyone experiences stress, but not everyone escapes unscathed. Could you identify the symptoms of extreme stress and trauma in a citizen volunteer? What special stressors and stress reactions might be experienced by a citizen volunteer? Could you help a volunteer who is battling accumulated stress? Learn more about stress and trauma and how it can influence the behavior of civilians in this presentation.