Tuesday, August 17, 2010

CERT Train-the-Trainer

Note the close location ... one class is offered in Prince William County.

CERT Train-the-Trainer
This course is designed to prepare participants to institute a CERT program in their communities. Organizational topics to be briefly reviewed include: program planning, funding sources, recruiting, training, supervision, team member retention and legal concerns. Topics to be covered from the CERT course will include: disaster preparedness, fire suppression, first aid, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, teaching the adult learner and terrorism awareness. There will be a variety of hands-on practical exercises for certain topics.

Graduates of the Basic CERT train-the-trainer course are not qualified to teach Campus or Teen CERT classroom curriculum.

All of the following are required to participate in this course:
  • Completion of the Basic CERT 20 hour classroom course
  • IS 317 - Introduction to CERT
  • IS 100.a – Introduction to Incident Command
  • IS 200.a – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS 700.a – National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • IS 800.b – National Response Framework, An Introduction

Two (2) letters of recommendation (one MUST come from local/state government or agency with whom the student is affiliated) This letter is not necessary if you have taken a previous CERT train-the-trainer course.

All items must be submitted in advance to: Lisa.Perry@vdem.virginia.gov
Dates Location Registration
Sep. 11, 2010 - Sep. 12, 2010
Registration Deadline: Sep. 01, 2010
Manassas Online | EM pdf form

Sep. 24, 2010 - Sep. 25, 2010
Registration Deadline: Sep. 10, 2010
Gloucester County Online | EM pdf form

Oct. 16, 2010 - Oct. 17, 2010
Registration Deadline: Oct. 04, 2010
Richmond Online | EM pdf form

Oct. 22, 2010 - Oct. 23, 2010
Registration Deadline: Oct. 08, 2010

City of Bristol Online | EM pdf form