Presentation on theme: "CERT Organization Describe the CERT organization."— Presentation transcript:
1 CERT Organization Describe the CERT organization. Identify how CERTs interrelate with ICS.Explain documentation requirements.
2 Purpose of On-Scene Management Maintain safety of disaster workers.Provide clear leadership and organizational structure.Improve effectiveness of rescue efforts.
3 Need for CERT Organization Provides:Common terminology that contributes to effective communication and shared understanding.Effective communication among team members.A well-defined management structure.Accountability.
4 Objectives of CERT Organization Identifies the scope of the incidentDetermines an overall strategyDeploys resourcesDocuments actions and results
5 CERT and the ICS Basic ICS Structure Incident Commander Operations Section ChiefFire, Medical Search and RescueLogistics Section ChiefSupplies, EquipmentPlanning Section ChiefCollection and display of information about the incidentAdministration Section ChiefRecords, Finance
6 CERT Structure- Expanded CERT Command StructureOperations Section ChiefFire Suppression Group LeaderSearch and Rescue Group LeaderMedical Group LeaderFire Suppression Team AFire Suppression Team BFire Suppression Team CStaging AreaS & R Team AS & R Team BS & R Team CTriage TeamTreatment TeamMorgue Team
7 CERT Decisionmaking Heavy damage = No rescue Moderate damage = Minimize rescuers and time in buildingLight damage = Locate, triage, treat, and prioritize victim removal
8 Responsibilities for Documentation Provide command post with ongoing information.Document incident status.Incident locationsAccess routesIdentified hazardsSupport locationsNumber of victimsCondition of structures and damage
9 TABLE TOP ACTIVITY Choose an incident commander. Identify the scope of the incident.Determine an overall CERT strategy.Set priorities and deploy resources.Utilize the CERT ICS structure (chart).Fill out the proper CERT forms.Time: 30 min.