Tuesday, February 23, 2010

VDEM Offers CERT Train-the-Trainer Courses

Are you looking for a course that will train you to teach CERT?

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is offering the CERT Train-the-trainer course. Registration is now open.

"This course is designed to prepare participants to institute a CERT program in their communities. Organizational topics to be briefly reviewed include: program planning, funding sources, recruiting, training, supervision, team member retention and legal concerns. Topics to be covered from the CERT course will include: disaster preparedness, fire suppression, first aid, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, teaching the adult learner and terrorism awareness. There will be a variety of hands-on practical exercises for certain topics."

Additional information, and signup instructions can be found at:

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