Case Western Reserve University is looking for faculty and staff volunteers for its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), which prepares employees to help themselves and each other—and to supplement the work of first responders—in the event of a campus crisis.
Up to 50 faculty and staff volunteers will learn fundamental disaster-response skills in order to assist with immediate needs during emergencies.
Volunteers take an online course, earn a certificate, sign a waiver and participate in 20 hours of hands-on training taught by emergency professionals.
All of the training sessions will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., except for the potential final exercise, which will be from 10 a.m. to noon.
The CERT training schedule will be as follows:
March 11: Orientation and Disaster Preparedness
March 18: CERT Organization-ICS
March 25: Disaster Psychology
April 1: Light Search and Rescue
April 8: Disaster Medical (Part 1)
April 15: Disaster Medical (Part 2)
April 22: Fire Safety and Utility Controls
April 29: Terrorism and CERT
May 6: Make-Up Session
May 7 or 14: (10 a.m. to noon): Potential Final Exercise