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1 CERT Basic Training 2008 Flower Mound CERT Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Orientation

2 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness CERT Basic Training 2008 Setting the Stage 1CERT Orientation

3 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness CERT Basic Training 2008 History of CERT ●Born from LAFD CERT Program ●Nationalized after September 2001 ●Part of Citizen Corps ●Active in Flower Mound since CERT Orientation

4 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness CERT Basic Training 2008 FM CERT Mission 3CERT Orientation Provide assistance to the Flower Mound Fire Department and to the Citizens of Flower Mound in the event of a large scale disaster or large scale man-made event that would otherwise tie up significant fire and rescue resources. Our team is also available to assist local law enforcement during missing person searches.

5 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness CERT Basic Training 2008 Scope of Training ●24 hours of Classroom Covering  Light Search and Rescue  Fire Suppression  Disaster Medical Operations  Structure and ICS  Disaster Psychology  Terrorism ●Disaster Exercise ●Ongoing Training 4CERT Orientation

6 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness CERT Basic Training 2008 CERTs are trained never to…  Activate themselves  Put themselves or others in danger  Stray from the scope of their training  Take any enforcement actions 5CERT Orientation

7 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness CERT Basic Training 2008 CERTs are trained to always… ●Operate in teams ●Operate in the incident command structure ●Adhere to the protocols they are taught ●Improvise when needed 6CERT Orientation

8 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness CERT Basic Training 2008 FM CERT Capabilities ●5 teams ●Almost 200 citizen’s trained to date ●11 call outs ●Can work independently if necessary ●Can augment other CERT teams ●Some members trained in Wide Area Search and Rescue ●Can readily assist fire fighters in MASCAL 7CERT Orientation

9 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness CERT Basic Training 2008 Capabilities ●Light Search and Rescue ●Triage ●Basic First Aid ●Basic Fire Suppression Capabilities ●Skill sets from individual background ●Own Radio Net ●Rehab 8CERT Orientation

10 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness CERT Basic Training 2008 Additional Capabilities ●Ham Radio Integration ●Adaptability ●Missing Person Searches ●Crowd and Event Operations ●Public Education 9CERT Orientation

11 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness CERT Basic Training 2008 Leadership 10CERT Orientation Team 1 Team 2 Don Chambers Doug Graves Scott Townsend Jim BredeDennis Rains Dale Lewis Rick Nelinson Barry Scoggins

12 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness CERT Basic Training 2008 Leadership 10CERT Orientation Team 4 Team 5 Team 3 Josh Witte Greg Leet Jaqui Barrow Nels Pearson Vacant Don Chambers Doug Graves Scott Townsend

13 Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness CERT Basic Training 2008 Questions??? 11CERT Orientation


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