Salt Lake City

Emergency Management

(801) 799-3605 | bereadyslc@slcgov.com

CERT

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Community Emergency Response Team

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people 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. Using the training learned in the classroom during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. Watch FEMA’s Video to know more:

CERT instruction is changing! The State in coordination with The University of Utah, have created a CERT online class. We will be implementing this online opportunity starting in January 2020. The modules will be offered online and the practical test will be taken in person offered by our instructors. We are working to provide accessibility for everyone! For more information email us to bereadyslc@slcgov.com or contact our CERT coordinator John Flynt at 801-799-3605.

Topics Covered in the Online Modules

Module 1: Disaster Preparedness

What is a disaster’s impact on our city’s infrastructure? What structural and non-structural hazards exist in buildings, and what is the role of CERT members during a disaster?

Module 2: Fire Suppression and Terrorism and CERT

Disaster Suppression – Discovering and reducing potential fire hazards in your home and work place, and strategies and techniques used to extinguish small fires. Terrorism and CERT – Describes the different types of terrorism threats and what you and your community need to do in case of terrorist attacks

Module 3: Disaster Medical Operation 1

Treatment for life threatening conditions, the 3 “killers” in a disaster, how and why we “Triage” or sort patients

Module 4: Disaster Medical Operation 2

Head-to-toe assessment of victims, treatment of fractures, laceration, sprains, burns, and other injures, and setting up treatment area

Module 5: Light Search and Rescue

Light Search and Rescue – Search and Rescue priorities, how to do size up, and how lifting and cribbing is done with safety in mind

Module 6: Disaster Psychology and Team Organization

Psychology and Organization – How to recognize and respond to post disaster emotional reactions of victims and rescuers. How to organize your areas and document response actions

Module 7: Course Reviews and Disaster Simulation Exercise

Putting Knowledge and Skills into Practice – In a group setting students are taken through final evaluations to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities gained throughout the course.

CERT online Training is here!

Salt Lake City Emergency Management is now offering the classroom portion of CERT training online. Study at your pace, anywhere and, anytime.

Online Course Link (Free): https://medicine.utah.edu/rmcoeh/about-us/outreach/cert.php

After completing the online portion, print your certificate – For 2020, the practical test is canceled due to COVID-19 feel free to email John Flynt for more information- john.flynt@slcgov.com

Practical tests will re-open in 2021 until further notice- Due to COVID-19

Bring your on-line certificate to the hands-on practical portion of the training, register by emailing John Flynt – john.flynt@slcgov.com and choose from the following dates:

April 17th and April 24th from 8:am – 5:pm

May- May 15th and 22nd 8am – 5pm

Jun – Jun 12th and 19th 8am-5pm

Aug- Aug 14th and Aug 24th 8am- 5pm

Sep- Sep 11th and 18th 8am-5pm

Oct 16th and 23rd 8am- 5pm

¡CERT en español!

Las clases también son en línea

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Para más información, comunícate con Kenya Rene, nuestra Coordinadora Multicultural al 801-799-3605.

Un CERT es un grupo de personas organizadas como un equipo de vecindario que recibe capacitación especial para mejorar sus aptitudes a fin de reconocer una emergencia importante o una catástrofe, responder ante dicha situación y recuperarse de ella. Los equipos son capacitados por profesionales de auxilio en áreas que los ayudarán a cuidarse y cuidar a otras personas antes, durante y después de una emergencia importante. En carácter de equipo organizado, pueden brindar servicios vitales en ausencia del personal de auxilio o mientras se aguarda su llegada y generalmente también brindan asistencia luego del arribo de éstos. Source – Arlington CERT

Staff Members

John Flynt, Preparedness Coordinator

Salt Lake City Office of Emergency Management

(801)799-3604

john.flynt@slcgov.com

Team Leaders

Charlie Eckhardt

SLC CERT Southwest Division Supervisor

801-641-6785

charlie.eckhardt@slcgov.com

Ron Maestas 

SLC CERT Northeast Division Supervisor

801-599-7258

maestas.ron@comcast.net

Chilton Hawk

SLC CERT Northwest Division Supervisor

801-598-5052

chiltonhawk@gmail.com

Instructors

Anthony Moncur

Bilingual English/Español

(801) 915- 0231

anthonymoncur@gmail.com

Larry Love

Bilingual English/Español

(801) 898-6003

larrylovecert@gmail.com

Sherrie Fergusen

(801)-  450-7527

sherriferguson01@gmail.com

Leslie Stevens

(801) 664- 6064

leslieastevens@yahoo.com

Bill Crouse

(208) 987-0651

bill.r.crouse@gmail.com