Essex County Sheriff Office is currently setting up a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Course to be held at the Essex County Police Academy in Cedar Grove NJ.
This 6-session class is for anyone in the West Essex area. Caldwell, North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Fairfield, Essex Fells and Roseland.
Please Contact Carla, at WestEssexCert@aol.com , or 973-226-7227 if you are interested in attending this class.
This is open to anyone. Its a great way to give back to your community and to also learn about Emergency situations. We also help the police with parades, runs and different events in the community’s. We are the eyes and ears for first responders!
The 6 sessions for this class will be held on the following nights
March 6 and 7th
March 14 and 15th
March 21 and 22
Most classes will be from 7-10 the medical portion may be later
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You will learn:
- Disaster Preparedness: Addresses hazards specific to the community. Materials cover actions that participants and their families take before, during and after a disaster as well as an overview of CERT and local laws governing volunteers.
- Fire Suppression: Covers fire chemistry, hazardous materials, fire hazards and fire suppression strategies. However, the thrust of this session is the safe use of fire extinguishers, controlling utilities and extinguishing a small fire.
- Medical Operations Part I: Participants practice diagnosing and treating airway obstruction, bleeding and shock by using simple triage and rapid treatment techniques.
- Medical Operations Part II: Covers evaluating patients by doing a head to toe assessment, establishing a medical treatment area and performing basic first aid.
- Light Search and Rescue Operations: Participants learn about search and rescue planning, size-up, search techniques, rescue techniques and rescuer safety.
- Psychology and Team Organization: Covers signs and symptoms that might be experienced by the disaster victim and workers, and addresses CERT organization and management.
- Course Review and Disaster Simulation: Participants review and practice the skills that they have learned during the previous six sessions in a disaster activity.