What training do I need?
The Lehi Community Emergency Response Team holds occasional training based on the FEMA training syllabus consisting of nine training units. These are followed by a hands-on mock disaster simulation.
The CERT Basic Training
•Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness
•Unit 2: Fire Safety and Utility Controls
•Unit 3-4: Disaster Medical Operations
•Unit 5: Light Search and Rescue Operations and Victim Care
•Unit 6: CERT Organization
•Unit 7: Disaster Psychology
•Unit 8: Terrorism and Hazardous Materials Safety
•Unit 9: Course Review, Final Exam, and Disaster Simulation
Additional FEMA IS course training options:
IS-700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
IS-42.A: Social Media in Emergency Management
IS-230.E: Fundamentals of Emergency Management
IS-235.C: Emergency Planning
IS-240.C: Leadership and Influence
IS-241.C: Decision Making and Problem Solving
IS-242.C: Effective Communication
IS-244.B: Developing and Managing Volunteers
IS-288.A: The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management
IS-315.A: CERT and the Incident Command System (ICS)
IS-317.A: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Team (CERTs)
IS-325: Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk, and Mitigation
IS-366.A: Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters
IS-405: Overview of Mass Care/Emergency Assistance
IS-772.A: Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment Orientation
IS-800.D: National Response Framework, An Introduction
IS-815: ABCs of Temporary Emergency Power
IS-904: Active Shooter Prevention: You Can Make a Difference
IS-905: Responding to an Active Shooter: You Can Make a Difference
IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do
IS-909: Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone
IS-951: DHS Radio Interoperability
All FEMA IS Courses
Current training opportunity: The University of Utah has online training materials for the nine CERT modules. These are available immediately. Once you compete the modules, you will receive a certificate. You will then provide this to our Training Coordinator, Lindsey Lewis, who will then provide a hands-on “mock disaster” training opportunity for you to complete your CERT Training. Our next in-person training will be held in the Fall.
Online training link:
“REMEMBER: When disaster strikes, the time to prepare has passed.” -Stephen Cyros
Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the demand for all the requests. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moments notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life-saving and life-sustaining needs.
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) are trained to help neighborhoods and communities mitigate disasters during the first 72 hours following a disaster when access by professional Emergency Response teams might be restricted.
The purpose of CERT training is to provide private citizens with the basic skills that they will need to handle many of their own needs and then to respond to their neighborhoods’ and communities’ needs in the aftermath of a disaster.