This 24 hour CERT training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster.
SOU is partnering with Ashland CERT to offer these classes here on campus. These classes are available two ways- Students may register for and complete the CERT class and earn 3 credits either as OAL 199 or OAL 399. OR staff, faculty, and students may complete the CERT training at no charge.
The training is fun and challenging and covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. With training and practice and by working as a team, you will be able to do the greatest good for the greatest number of victims after a disaster, while protecting yourself from becoming a victim.
Disaster Preparedness- Learn what you need to care for yourself and your family for 72 hours
Fire Safety- CERT classes offer hand-on instruction in fire suppression, taught by firefighters from Ashland Fire and Rescue. Fire and Hazmat topics
Disaster Medical Operations -CERT volunteers learn disaster triage, how to set up a medical area in a mass casualty incident, how to do basic first aid, how to safely transport injured victims out of the disaster area and care of the injured and keep track of them until they are transported by ambulance. All medical classes are taught by firefighter-paramedics
Light Search & Rescue- CERT volunteers use cribbing and leverage to stabilize debris and safely extricate a victim. The class is taught by firefighters who make it a challenging but fun exercise while emphasizing the importance of rescuer safety.
CERT Organization- CERT members learn the Incident Command System, or ICS. The CERT Group is organized with its own incident management team using Operations, Logistics, and Planning ICS sections.
Disaster Simulation- Take everything you have learned and put it all together in a hands on practical session.
CERT classes are offered at SOU as a 3-credit course during Spring and Fall Terms.
The 3-credit course, OAL 199 or OAL 399, is taught by Ashland Fire & Rescue and held during two weeks of the term, dates vary. For upcoming classes, see the SOU Class Schedule.
Community members are welcome to take the class as well, depending on enrollment.
For more information contact the CERT Program Coordinator, Terri Eubanks, at 541-552-2226 or firstname.lastname@example.org