2020 CERT Training
Fruit Heights City and Kaysville City are hosting a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course beginning on Thursday, January 23rd, starting at 6:30 pm in the basement of the Fruit Heights city offices, 910 South Mountain Road. The course will continue for eight consecutive Thursdays and conclude with a practical exercise.
CERT is a national program designed to engage everyone to make their community safer, more prepared, and more resilient when critical incidents occur. The course offers instruction in Emergency Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue Operations, Team Organization, Disaster Psychology, and Terrorism Awareness.
There is a $25.00 registration fee that covers the cost of instruction, the student manual, and necessary CERT response personal protective equipment.
Please contact Loretta Cole, Course Manager, 801 721-9993 or Bob Fowler, District 7 CERT Coordinator, 801 712-0248 for additional details and registration
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What is CERT?
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program that prepares citizen volunteers to respond to emergency situations that may affect our community. CERT members are trained to be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours following a major emergency incident and can provide support to professional first respondents. They provide immediate assistance to victims and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site.
CERT members are considered Good Samaritans and are covered under the Volunteer Protection Act. CERT volunteers do not have any authority beyond serving as a Good Samaritan when helping others.
The CERT class consists of nine units over eight weeks, covering Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Emergency Medical Operations, Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology, CERT Organization and Terrorism. It ends with a Disaster Day exercise in which CERT members get to put their newly learned skills to the test in a real-life scenario.