RAYMOND, Wash. - The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a four week Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Grays Harbor College Riverview Ed-ucation Center in Raymond beginning April 23rd.
All course materials will be provided. Accommodations will gladly be made for participants with special needs. Partici-pants under the age of 18 will need parent/guardian permission to attend. Pre-registration is required.
CERT training teaches participants what to do when the lights go out and emergency services are overwhelmed. The curriculum covers disaster preparedness for local hazards and trains participants in basic disaster response skills. It is a com-bination of hands-on tutorial, presentation with lecture, and group activity with dis-cussion. Participants will have the chance to use a fire extinguisher and put into practice first aid techniques and victim carries, among other exercises.
With the knowledge gained in the class-room and through practical exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following a dis-aster. Join PCEMA for this free training!
All classes will be held at the Grays Harbor College Riverview Education Center in Raymond from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 – Disaster Preparedness
Thursday, April 25, 2013 – Fire Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 – Triage
Thursday, May 2, 2013 – Disaster Psychology
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 – Disaster Medicine
Thursday, May 9, 2013 – Search & Rescue
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 – Team Organization
Thursday, May 16, 2013 – Terrorism
Saturday, May 18, 2013 – Disaster Simulation – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Participants are not required to attend all eight units, though complete attendance is required to graduate from the course.
To register or for more information, contact PCEMA AmeriCorps Member Kirsten Harvill at 360- 875-9409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.