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G0427 CERT Program Manager

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 to Thursday, July 21, 2022

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Planning


This in-person course prepares participants to establish and sustain an active local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. The responsibilities of a local CERT Program Manager are various. This course defines the core components of a local CERT program and focuses on effective practices.


For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.


Course Objectives
  • Define the purpose and core components of a local CERT program.

  • Use strategic planning to define the mission and goals for a local CERT program.

  • Describe the purposes and strategies for promoting a local CERT program.

  • Establish a process for working with volunteers.

  • Establish a process for working with instructors.

  • Establish a process for acquiring and managing program resources.

  • Build a plan for delivering and managing safe training and exercises.

  • Describe the role of policies and procedures in operating a local CERT program.

  • Develop a process for evaluating a local CERT program.

  • Describe how to sustain a local CERT program.


Prerequisites
  • A referral from a CERT-sponsoring agency. The CERT-sponsoring agency could be a local, regional, or state government agency.

  • Completion of Basic CERT training or IS 317 online course

  • Must have a FEMA Student ID number (https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid).

 

Visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute to complete these Independent Study courses.


Target Audience

Program trainers or coordinators knowledgeable of the CERT program, committed to serving as instructors in their community, and willing to be included in a statewide instructor database.


Location

Oak Harbor Fire Department

855 E. Whidbey Ave.
Oak Harbor, WA 98239

Click here for directions


Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Island County Department of Emergency Management


Course Managers:

 

Kristina Kasper

Program Coordinator

Island County Emergency Management

360-679-7370

k.kasper@islandcountywa.gov

 

Celso Rangel

State Citizen Corps / CERT Program Coordinator

360-480-6363

Celso.Rangel@ofm.wa.gov


Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to attendees who have effective communication access needs, including limited English proficiency. We invite any person with a disability or other access or functional need and those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.

Accommodations may include:

Sign Language Interpreter - Specify type of sign language (i.e., tactile, Signed English, ASL)

CART– Real-time captioning

Large-Print

Other Language needs - please indicate

Other:

If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at emd.training@mil.wa.gov. We will be happy to assist you.


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