The South Coast Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Collaborative comprised of the Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs) from the communities of Dartmouth, Freetown, New Bedford and Westport will be conducting two CERT training courses in our area beginning next month. The first class to be held in New Bedford will start on Wednesday, May 2nd and the first to be held in Westport will start on Thursday, May 3rd.
Edward A. Caron, KA1RSY, has provided the following additional information:
The first class to be held in New Bedford will start on Wednesday 02 May and every Wednesday until the 27th of June. The New Bedford class will run from
18:30hrs.(6:30pm) to 21:30hrs.(9:30pm) and will be held at the Brooklawn Park Senior Center, 1997 Acushnet Ave. New Bedford. The second calls will be held at the Westport Fire Headquarters located at 54 Hix Bridge Road, Westport and will start on Thursday 03 May and will continue every Thursday evening from 18:30hrs. to 21:30hrs. through the 28th of June.
Participants must attend all sessions to be eligeble for a Certificate of Completion.
THE 24+ HOUR BASIC CERT TRAINING COVERS:
Disaster Medical Operations Part 1- Triage and Treating life threatening Injuries Disaster Medical Operations Part 2- Assesment and Treatment of Common Injuries Light Search and Rescue Terrorism Awareness Fire Safety Disaster Psychology Course Review and Disaster Simulation
There is no cost for this training the CERT Classes are FREE!
CERT classes provides good basic training for anyone who is involved in Emergency Management. In addition CERT training is also recommended for any individual who is involved in Disaster response i.e. Medical Reserve Corp., ARES, RACES, SMART or Hospital Disaster Communications groups with an eye to possible field deployment.
If you are interested in participating in any one of the classes please contact me as soon as possible and I will make sure to send your name in for registration, just let me know which class you wish to attend, either the New Bedford or Westport training site.
Edward A. Caron
Asst. Operations Officer
Town of Acushnet
Office of Emergency Management
(508)998-0295 ext 232
South Coastal Massachusetts
ARES/SKYWARN Emergency Coordinator