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Whole Community: CERT Newsletter


Dear CERTers,
There’s a lot information in this GovDelivery.  We hope you’ll find all of it helpful and interesting.

Latest Issue of National CERT Newsletter
The CERT National Program Office is pleased to announce that Volume 4, Issue 3 of the CERT National Newsletter is now posted.  Please click on the following link to access the new issue:  
https://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=6215We hope you enjoy this issue of the newsletter which focuses on CERT program activities in the central States.  The previous issue covered local program activities in the eastern States, and we hope that the next issue will focus on the western States and territories (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Pacific territories, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming).  If you have a newsletter story, please send it now to cert@dhs.gov.  Thank you, and please keep those stories coming wherever you live!

Please Update Your Registration Profile Today!
Local CERT Program coordinators/managers,  if you haven’t refreshed your profile in the national CERT registry in the past six months, please do it now!  You’ve probably conducted at least one more round of the CERT Basic Training, so please update those numbers and other information on your program activities.  Please be sure to note if your program is working with teens/high school students or with colleges/universities.  To update your profile, please go to https://www.citizencorps.gov/cc/secure/index.do. If you are new local CERT program, please register!  You’ll find information and assistance at the CERT Program Registration Support Page at http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/registry.shtm
  
Supplemental Training Modules Support the Expanding CERT Mission
The CERT National Program Office is also very pleased to announce publication of six new supplemental training modules, now available for download.  The supplemental modules will train CERT members in new skills and increase CERTs’ capacity to support local emergency services and public safety.  Local CERT program managers/coordinators should determine which of the modules will address local training needs.  We hope that all of the modules will be helpful.  The materials for each module are in Word format and PowerPoint, and can be tailored to fit local training needs.  Review the supplemental training modules on the Training Materials page of the National CERT website or at the links below and start planning for your next supplemental training  today.

CERT Emergency Communications  
 In this four-hour module, CERT members will learn: 1) the role of CERT in communications during an activation; 2) how to use a communications plan; 3) the use of different communication modes and strategies; and, 4) how to use communication devices.  https://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=6223
CERT Exercise Swaps
This module includes two four-hour units to train CERT teams to design and conduct exercises for each other.  CERT members will learn: 1)  FEMA exercise guidance and HSEEP concepts; 2) criteria for well-designed CERT exercises; 3) steps and documents used in designing and conducting an exercise; and, 4) challenges and smart practices for conducting a CERT exercise.  Participants will begin the exercise swap design process as part of the course work.  https://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=6361
CERT Firefighter Rehab
This four-hour module trains CERT members to safely set up and perform the non-medical functions of firefighter rehabilitation.  CERT members will learn:  1) the definition of and need for firefighter rehab; 2) the physiological threats to firefighters; 3) an overview of what happens at the scene of a fire; and, 4) how CERT members set up and what they do in the rehab area.  https://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=6360
Flood Response for CERTs
This four-hour module will train CERT members to: 1) relate CERT Basic Training skills to flood response; 2) identify a flood and the dangers of working around floodwaters; 3) work safely and efficiently with sandbags; and, 4) construct a sandbag barrier correctly.  https://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=6359
CERT Tools for Leadership Success
In this four-hour module, CERT members will learn: 1) how CERT Basic Training concepts relate to leadership; 2) the characteristics, skills and responsibilities of team leaders, and how leaders and team members interact; 3) different styles of leadership and how they apply to CERT situations; and, 4) examples of how CERT leaders run successful team operations.  https://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=6225
CERT Traffic and Crowd Management
 In this four-hour module, CERT members will learn: 1) how CERT Basic Training skills relate to crowd and traffic management; 2) effective communication strategies to direct traffic and crowds; 3) crowd management skills and how to put together a basic crowd management plan; and, 4) using traffic control devices to safely manage traffic in various situations and how to put together a basic traffic management plan.   https://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=6358
Please keep in touch!
  • If you have a topic for another CERT supplemental training module, please let us know at cert@dhs.gov.   Please put “Training Topic” in the subject line.
  • Please let CERT practitioners and advocates around the country know your ideas about any aspect of CERT at the CERT Online Forum.  Share your suggestions and comments at http://community.fema.gov.
  • And if you know of others who would be interested in receiving CERT news and updates, please have them subscribe at the following website: http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/subscribe.shtm.  
Thank you!
Sincerely,
National CERT Program Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency

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