Be trained in Community Emergency Response.
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- When: Three Saturdays, April 2, 9, and 16
- Where: Town Hall (930 East 54th Street)
- Cost: Free — 21-hour time committment
Presented by the Indianapolis Division of Homeland Security and Rocky Ripple Emergency Management (RREM), the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides basic training in disaster preparedness for residents, which increases the ability of citizens to manage an extreme situation until first responders or other assistance arrives.
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event where professional responders are not immediately available to help. You will be trained to provide services such as supply distribution, fire safety, damage assessment, neighbor well-checks, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations.
The full CERT curriculum is a 21-hour FEMA-based training module comprised of eight classes, and completed over three Saturdays.
Fully-trained CERT members graduate with a certificate of completion and are eligible for additional training. The last session of the training is followed by a hands-on practical simulation.