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    Default Who's up for CERT training in Montco?

    I am currently establishing a local CERT team in my neck of the woods and have an agreement with the county emergency management department to provide an appropriate training. Free of charge for us, of course. It's going to take 7 weeks, 3 hours one night a week. All the course materials are available online at FEMA website. Please join if you are interested and planning to either be a part of your local CERT team, or start one. Or just for the hell of it. The course covers few survival topics, from small fire suppression to light search and rescue and will be educational no matter what. And it's FREE ))

    The class will most likely start in 2 or 3 weeks (I'm kind of rushing there, for I want few people to be ready by the hurricane season).

    Reply here or PM.
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    Default Re: Who's up for CERT training in Montco?

    I'll be up for it.
    ....Then Piers Morgan came on and I almost got a concussion from facepalming so hard.

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    Default Re: Who's up for CERT training in Montco?

    Thanks. I'll keep you posted about dates and times. Just in case, what would be your preferreble time for once a week 3 hr long session? Weeknights or during weekend?
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    Default Re: Who's up for CERT training in Montco?

    Sounds intriguing... send me some info.

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    Default Re: Who's up for CERT training in Montco?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdawgbeav View Post
    Sounds intriguing... send me some info.
    Formal schpiel:

    The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
    Here is the website:
    http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams

    Here is the training guide page:
    http://www.fema.gov/community-emerge...ning-materials

    I went thru CERT basic course in 3 nights at home, so now I can't wait to get it in class, that will include hands on training on small fire suppression and stuff like this.

    Also, I'm looking forward to get pretty much every supplemental training.

    The first class is still forming, so I don't have dates and times yet.
    Je suis déplorable

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    Default Re: Who's up for CERT training in Montco?

    I'm interested.

    I'm out of state on random weeks due to work so weekends (Fri-Sun) are the only days I could commit to.

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    Default Re: Who's up for CERT training in Montco?

    Roger that.
    Je suis déplorable

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    Default Re: Who's up for CERT training in Montco?

    I am interested in this as well. Depends on time and days though. Any more information yet, or is it still in the planning stages?

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    Default Re: Who's up for CERT training in Montco?

    Interested. I can be on donuts/coffee duty.

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    Default Re: Who's up for CERT training in Montco?

    I'm planning to set dates and times today or tomorrow (the instructor is back from vacation today) and will definitely keep you posted.

    Also, being somewhat familiar with establishing CERT unit I can and totally will help you, if anyone wishes to start one.
    Je suis déplorable

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