GREAT COURSE - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED -Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

  • March 20, 2014
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • West Chester, PA
CAF strongly endorses this course and encourages everyone to take it.


CERT Basic Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself and to help others in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using your CERT training to save lives and
protect property.


1. Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness 2 hr. 30 min.
2. Unit 2: Fire Safety and Utility Controls 2 hr. 30 min.
3. Unit 3: Disaster Medical Operations I 2 hr. 30 min.
4. Unit 4: Disaster Medical Operations II 3 hr.
5. Unit 5: Light Search and Rescue Operations 2 hr. 30 min.
6. Unit 6: CERT Organization 1 hr. 45 min.
7. Unit 7: Disaster Psychology 45 min.
8. Unit 8: Terrorism and CERT 2 hr. 30 min.
9. Unit 9 Course Review, Final Exam, 2 hr. 30 min.

and Disaster Simulation

TOTAL HOURS 28 hours (including hands-on skills
stations and disaster simulation)


This class is open to anyone who wants to learn how to be better prepared before, during, and after an emergency. Teams are suggested, but individuals are also strongly encouraged to take the training to help their families and neighbors.



Thursday March 20, 2014 6:30-9:30 PM

Monday March 24, 2014 6:30-9:30 PM

Thursday March 27, 2014 6:30-9:30 PM

Monday March 31, 2014 6:30-9:30 PM

Thursday April 3, 2014 6:30-9:30 PM

Monday April 7, 2014 6:30-9:30 PM

Thursday April 10, 2014 6:30-9:30 PM

Saturday April 12, 2014 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Chester County Public Safety Training Campus
137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA. 19320


There is no cost for attendance at this course. You must attend all days and participate in all modules to receive your certificate. Lunch will be provided on April 12th. All lodging, other meals and additional costs are the responsibility of the student.


About half of the lessons focus on training and skills and half of theessons focus on lecture of the various topics included in the CERT Basic Training course. Students are given plenty of time to practice their hands-on skills as these will be utilized in a final disaster simulation.


Please fill out and email, mail, or fax attached registration form by COB March 13, 2014 to Janet Zeis at or

Chester County Public Services Center
601 Westtown Road, Suite 012,
PO Box 2747
West Chester, PA.
Fax: 610 344-5050

PEMA’s Citizen Corps Program Representative will provide
confirmation by e – mail after the registration deadline.


The registration deadline is Thursday March 13, 2014 unless the class fills early. Class size is limited to 30 participants.


Pencils for note taking. Paper will be provided in your binder for note-taking.


The course will be offered again in Chester County beginning in May.


For further information, please contact Janet Zeis at or( 610) 344-5014.

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