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Upcoming Training Event Dates
Guttenberg CERT General Meeting (Mandatory), April 19th, Wednesday, 6:30 pm –
American Red Cross Shelter Training, April 25th, Tuesday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm –
April 29th & 30th, Saturday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Sunday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Technician Class for Ham Operators ($15 fee for test & license) – at Passaic County Fire Academy, Wayne, NJ. For more information, please contact Kevin.Wu@GuttenbergCERT.org
May 13th & 20th, Saturdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm –
June 3rd & 4th, Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Medical Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incident (Free) – Bergen County EMS Training Center, Paramus, NJ. For more information, please contact Kevin.Wu@GuttenbergCERT.org
Free Online Training Courses
- Texas A&M Engineering Extenstion Service (TEEX)
- Ready.gov – Training and tips for preparedness for yourself and your family
- Ready.gov for New Jersey – Training and tips for preparedness.
- IS-3: Radiological Emergency Management (10 Hours) -provides information on a variety of radiological topics, including fundamental principles of radiation, nuclear threat and protective measures, nuclear power plants, radiological transportation accidents, and other radiological hazards.
- IS-5.A: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials (10 Hours) – a general introduction to hazardous materials that can serve as a foundation for more specific studies in the future.
- IS-10.A: Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness (4 Hours) – this course is intended to increase awareness and preparedness among animal owners and care providers, and to describe how typical hazards affect animals and what can be done by responsible owners to reduce the impact of disasters.
- IS-11.A: Animals in Disasters: Community Planning (4 Hours) – This course provides information for groups to meet and develop meaningful and effective plans that improve the care of animals, their owners, and the animal-care industries in disasters.
- IS-106.17: Workplace Violence Awareness Training 2017 ( 1 Hour) – The goal of this course is to give employees awareness of violence in the workplace, how to recognize the warning signs, and what actions to take to prevent or minimize violence.
- IS-240.B: Leadership and Influence (3 Hours) – Being able to lead others—to motivate them and commit their energies and expertise to achieving the shared mission and goals of the emergency management system—is a necessary and vital part of every emergency manager’s, planner’s, and responder’s job.
- IS-241.B: Decision Making and Problem Solving (2 Hours) – Being able to make decisions and solve problems effectively is a necessary and vital part of the job for every emergency manager, planner, and responder.
- IS-242.B: Effective Communication (8 Hours) – Being able to communicate effectively is a necessary and vital part of the job for every emergency manager, planner, and responder.
- IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams (6 Hours) – an independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those interested in completing the basic CERT training or as a refresher for current team members. The course includes six modules: CERT Basics, Fire Safety, Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents, Disaster Medical Operations, and Search and Rescue, and Course Summary.
- IS-368: Including People With Disabilities & Others With Access & Functional Needs in Disaster Operations (2 Hours) – The purpose of this course is to increase awareness and understanding of the need for full inclusion of disaster survivors and FEMA staff who are people with disabilities, and people with access and functional needs.
IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do (1 Hour) – All employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.
(Mostly) Free Training In The Classroom
- American Red Cross Shelter Fundamental (3 Hours) – a basic level course taught by the American Red Cross that introduces the guidelines and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster. Referencing shelter checklists, participants will work on a case study that takes them through four of the six phases of the Sheltering Cycle: Opening, Organizing, Operating and Closing. Class is offered once a year.
- American Red Cross Shelter Operations (8 Hours) – taught by the American Red Cross, this course introduces the guidelines and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster. Class is offered every few years, depending on need.
- ICS -300/MGT904 – Intermediate ICS-300 for Expanding Incidents (20 Hours) – Enhance your Incident Command skills, with a special focus on new concepts of the Incident Command System (ICS).
- ICS-400/NFA065 -ICS 400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff, Complex Incidents and MACS for Operational First Responder – This course is intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven incident management strategies and practices, as well as to enhance teamwork and coordination among all response agencies’ officers directly responsible for emergency response to a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)/terrorism incident or other Incident of national significance.
- AWR213 – Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness (8 Hours) – introduce participants to the key terms, policy, guidance, and preparedness efforts required to safeguard the Nation’s critical infrastructure.
- MGT310 – Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (16 Hours) – this course will prepare participants to conduct a Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). Participants will identify threats and hazards of jurisdictional concern, give those threats and hazards context, establish capability targets, and determine how to apply the THIRA results.
- MGT315 – Critical Asset Risk Management (16 Hours) – teaches participants to evaluate critical components of risk management. Additionally they will identify potential mitigation measures associated with their findings and work together to develop and present a risk assessment report.
- MGT319 – Medical Countermeasures: Point of Dispensing (POD), Planning and Response (16 Hours) – This course focuses on planning considerations, recommendation to achieve the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) 48-hour standard for Mass Prophylaxis, and the local community’s Mass Prophylaxis and Point of Dispensing (POD) site preparedness.
- MGT348 – Medical Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incidents (16 Hours) – This course is designed for personnel from any professional background who may become part of a community response to a bombing event, and employs case studies and research-based information designed to enhance medical preparedness for and response to blast effects.
- PER-213 Wide Area Search (24 Hours) – prepare for the challenge to effectively mobilize, organize, and deploy resources needed to perform wide area searches.
- Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
- National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (Louisiana State University)