Saturday, May 13, 2017

2017 Metro CERT Training (Jun 1, 2017 - Jun 8, 2017)

2017 Metro CERT Training (Jun 1, 2017 & Jun 8, 2017)

You are invited to the following event:         2017 METRO CERT TRAINING

Multiple events from:
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM &
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 9:00 PM (EDT)
                 Carmen E. Turner Training Facility
                 3500 Pennsy Dr
                 Landover, MD 20785


Event registration is by invitation only. Register with your email address to attend this event.

Who can Participate:

  •  Everyone who has completed the CERT Basic training.
  •  The Metro CERT Training:
  •       -Is for two days, June 1st  and June 8th, you must choose both dates and attend both             evening training sessions which start at 6 pm and end at  9 pm.
  •      -On June 1st & 8th, you will need to bring your own or have change for snacks;   
  •   June 8th will consist of hands-on training you will need your safety boots and cert vest.


  Metro CERT Training will cover:
  1. What your local risks are and what you need to do to prepare as a CERT member riding Metro.
  2. How to manage utilities, hazardous materials, and put out small fires using the appropriate Fire Extinguisher
  3. CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize spontaneous volunteers to be effective as a team and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.
  4. CERT members can react to emergencies ranging from rail safety to identification of terrorist activity. The members are taught how to help themselves and their fellow passengers.
  5. To be a member of the Metro Citizen Corps, you must be an active CERT member, a regular Metro rider, a U.S. Citizen, and 18 years of age or older.
  6. Metro CERT-trained volunteers will be well-versed in what to do in the event of an emergency in a transit environment.
  7. CERT members will receive actual hands-on training in the rail system and the mock tunnel environment including a tunnel and “right-of-way" walk where participants will test third rail electric power of the tracks with a hot stick and learn the safe way to cross over the electrified rail.
  8. CERT members will receive information on the location of emergency trip stations and how to access them in the case of an emergency. 

Metro Safety Video:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkdFBvTntpg&feature=player_embedded
       

We hope you can make it!

Cheers,
James Morrow Volunteer Service Coordinator


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