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Community Emergency Response Team Program Manager & Train-the Trainer Courses

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
CERT curriculum offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.
 
Learn how to start a CERT Program and instruct the CERT curriculum in your community by taking the **CERT Courses offered at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, MD. The courses and lodging at EMI are FREE, you're only responsible for your meals.
 
CERT courses are offered 2 to 3 times per year. See course dates, descriptions, and information links below. 
 
**CERT Courses:
 
1. CERT Program Manager - 2 day course
 
    Course Dates:
    November 8-9, 2018
    January 17-18, 2019
    July 11-12, 2019
 
2. CERT Train-the-Trainer - 3 day course
 
    Course Dates:
    November 5-7, 2018
    January 14-16, 2019
    July 8-10, 2019
 
Pre-requisite: FEMA IS-317: Introduction to CERT(Online)
 
For more information about starting a CERT Program in your community, contact Gina.L.Namay@wv, West Virginia's CERT Program Coordinator.
Date/Time: 01/14/2019 8:00 AM - 01/18/2019 5:00 PM
Location:
Emergency Management Institute
16825 S Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727