No CERT Classes are
scheduled at this time.
The purpose of the Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT) course is to provide citizens with the basic
skills needed during a major disaster. This training will allow
graduates to respond to the immediate need of their community in the
aftermath of a major disaster - the time when emergency services may not
be immediately available. By working together, CERT members can assist
in saving lives and protecting property by implementing the basic
techniques taught in this course.
College Park CERT runs through a Mock
disaster Drill to close out the Orlando Prepares event at Orlando fire
department's Primrose site. Click here for more.
Basic Course: 8 weeks, 3 hours per week
This course is supported by
(FEMA) Federal Emergency Management
1: Disaster Preparedness...Makes the student aware of
various types of major emergencies that could affect Central Florida,
the Emergency Management System, and disaster recovery.
2 and 3: Disaster Medical I & II...disaster medical
operations. Recognizing and treating life threatening injuries, triage,
splinting, bandaging and patient care.
4: Light Search & Rescue...teaches light search & rescue
operations; size-up, search methods, patterns and safety precautions.
5: Fire Suppression...teaches basic fire suppression, team
and personal safety considerations, and an introduction to the problems
associated with Hazardous Materials incidents.
6: Homeland Security....students will be introduced to the
basic avenues of bio-terrorism. What are you most likely to encounter
as citizens and how should you respond before, during and after the
assault? Learn the protective measures the City of Orlando has in place
to respond to these possible acts against our communities.
on CERT operations before a disaster. Long-term planning, how to
organize a neighborhood, evaluate available resources and identify
people with special needs. Includes hurricane tracking exercise.
8: Post-Storm Operations...facing
problems organizing teams under emergency conditions and operating a
neighborhood "command post". The student learns concepts of resource
procurement and allocation, disaster psychology, damage assessment and
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Members of the
Orlando's College Park CERT team used their skills to rescue, triage,
treat, and transport a large number of victims from a simulated disaster
scene at Orlando Prepares! The scene simulated a tornado
Our CERT teams showed how preparedness is essential for your best
chance for survival in an emergency.
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