If you join
Cert, you will receive basic-level training in the following areas:
Unit 1 - Disaster Preparedness
Unit 2 - Fire Safety
Unit 3 - Disaster Medical Operations: Part 1
Unit 4 - Disaster Medical Operations: Part 2
Unit 5 - Search and Rescue Operations
Unit 6 - C.E.R.T. Organization
Unit 7 - Disaster Psychology
Unit 8 - Terrorism and C.E.R.T.
Total training is usually about 18 hours scheduled in 2-4 hour modules, over a period of weeks or months, in order to address the scheduling needs of team members. It's held in the community where you live. Training materials and equipment are provided free of charge.
Role of CERT's in an emergency