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Picture is from "BEST PRACTICES FOR NEIGHBORHOOD PREPAREDNESS GROUPS June 9, 2014 - City of PALO ALTO"
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
FEMA-based curriculum designed to teach adults of all ages and abilities how to help themselves, their families, and their neighbors during a disaster when police, fire, and medical services are overwhelmed.
CERT Training teaches you to:
Identify and reduce hazards at home and work
Prepare your home, vehicles, and workplace with emergency supplies
Understand fire behavior and put out small fires
Conduct light search and rescue operations
Apply basic medical and psychological techniques
Assess and triage minor to life-threatening injuries
Lift heavy objects off of trapped people safely
Organize in teams using the Incident Command System