Thursday, July 27, 2023

Mark Your Calendar: August 7-12, 2023. Open to All. 20th Anniversary. 2023 Florida CERT Association State Conference August 7-12, 2023. Training & Conference



We have a wide array of courses that are being held from August 7, 2023 to August 9, 2023 as a part of our Conference! 

You do not need to be registered for the Conference to attend.  Please scroll down for the pre-conference courses that are being offered.

We are also still accepting registrations for the 2023 Florida CERT Association State Conference as we celebrate our 20 year anniversary!  The Conference itself is being held from August 10, 2023 to August 12, 2023 with a Welcome Reception for Conference Attendees being held in the afternoon of August 9, 2023.  Our host hotel is the Rosen Center Hotel in Orlando.  Complete Conference information can be found on our website.


NEW THIS YEAR! - Hybrid CERT Train the Trainer

We will go in-depth about how to conduct the in-person hands-on portion of the training. We will do a hands-on review of the 70 skills and activities in the CERT Skills Checklist, including where to find the activity instructions, what materials are needed, and how to do the skill or activity. To help you build your local instructor cadre, we will review how to conduct your own local instructor orientation training for Hybrid CERT. We will cover the tools and best practices for developing and administering the hybrid course from beginning to end in the most effective way. You will have an opportunity to develop your course promotion and administrative system tools, so you are ready to roll by the end of the class. What to bring: Laptop, Pen, Notebook, Basic CERT Course Instructor Guide, Basic CERT Course Participant Manual. 
NEW THIS YEAR! - PER-334 When Disaster Strikes: Prepare, Act, Survive
This course is designed to prepare individuals who may be directly affected by a disaster help themselves, their family and other community members. Participants will learn how to develop a family preparedness plan, practice self-rescue, perform search and light rescue techniques, and understand the recovery process.  
NEW THIS YEAR! - The Salvation Army - Emergency Disaster Services Logistics Course

The backbone of any disaster operation, the Logistics function is all about getting the right resources to the right place, at the right time, in the right quantity, at the right cost. This advanced course will cover all the essentials of the Logistics function, including the role and responsibilities of the Logistics Chief; resource acquisition; supply, facility, vehicle and technology management; in-kind donations management; and warehouse operations.
NEW THIS YEAR! - G-108 Community Mass Care Management
This course provides training for local communities to prepare for and manage the Mass Care/Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) functions effectively. The goal is to prepare community agencies, organizations, and businesses to work together in coordination with emergency management and traditional MC providers to plan and provide MC/EA services to those affected by disaster.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train-the-Trainer (TtT)
The purpose of this Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train-the-Trainer (T-T-T) course is to produce competent instructors for the CERT Basic Training course. EMI Delivery Only! This course prepares trainers to deliver the State G428 CERT train-the trainer course.
G-427 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program Manager
The audience for this course included professionals and volunteers who are designated to be or are local CERT Program Manager or for those already in a CERT Program Manager position.
Local Volunteer and Donations Management
This training will support local governments and their emergency management partners in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disaster events at the local level

The course is designed to strengthen the abilities of local jurisdictions to successfully prepare for and handle volunteer and donations management issues that may arise. The course content and activities may also serve as a template, thereby enhancing uniformity in addressing areas of donated unsolicited goods, unaffiliated volunteers, and undesignated cash. This training also provides information regarding the state’s volunteer and donations management responsibilities, which are designed to help build relationships between government and non-governmental organizations.
Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters
This course is designed to identify those issues and challenges in the management of spontaneous volunteer; how to manage these volunteer', develop a plan for your community; learn how to utilize and operate a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC). This course will also discuss best practices for managing volunteers including their use by VOADs
Basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
"Community Emergency Response Teams", CERT- 317, is a course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those wanting to complete training or as a refresher for current team members. CERT Program educated citizens about disaster preparedness for 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.

We hope you will join us for some of these exciting offerings as well as help us celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Florida CERT Association!

Florida CERT Association

bEMA International
Washington, D.C.  20020

Cooperation, Collaboration, Communication, Coordination, Community engagement, and  Partnering (C5&P)

A 501 (c) 3 organization

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