Alabama REALTORS® Presents:
Introduction to Community Emergency Response
The Lodge at Gulf State Park | 21196 East Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542 | June 9-10, 2019
This course is approved for 6 hours of Alabama CE.
Community preparedness is a key priority in lessening the impact of disasters. It is critical that all community members take steps to prepare in advance of an event. As real estate licensees are some of the most involved community members, this course will be extremely beneficial to them in serving their customers and clients after a disaster.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates individuals about disaster preparedness and trains and organizes teams of volunteers that can support their communities during disasters. The CERT Program offers training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. With proper CERT training, you can help protect your family, neighbors, and co-workers if a disaster occurs.
Attendees of the "Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)," will learn introductory tips to help protect not only their previous and current customers and clients, but also their family, neighbors and co-workers in the event of a disaster, either natural or man-made.
Licensees will learn techniques for serving their communities by learning about Fire Safety, Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents, Disaster Medical Operations, and Search and Rescue. Licensees who are in the business of property management, after attending this course, will be able to serve their property owners and tenants in a unique way after suffering a community disaster. The skills that will be learned in this class will enable them to safely and efficiently survey property damage, communicate effectively with property owners and take care of tenant needs.
The course includes six modules: CERT Basics, Fire Safety, Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents, Disaster Medical Operations, Search and Rescue, and Course Summary.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will have the option to take an Online Final Exam to earn a Certificate of Completion from FEMA Emergency Management Institute.
CERT TRAINING COURSE OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), you should be able to:
- Identify ways in which CERT members contribute to the safety and welfare of their clients and customers, families, and communities;
- Identify fire safety practices that CERTs must follow;
- Identify practices that CERTs must follow in situations that involve hazardous materials or terrorism;
- Identify the practices that CERTs must follow during disaster medical operations;
- Identify practices that CERTs must follow during search and rescue operations;
- Identify key concepts that form the foundation for CERT operations; and
- Identify principles and guidelines for CERT activities.
This lesson provides an overview of the CERT role in disaster preparedness and response. It also covers what you will learn in other lessons about CERT organization and activities.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
SUNDAY, JUNE 9
*Welcome Reception ticket included in course registration. Dinner is on your own.
MONDAY, JUNE 10
|12:00pm-1:00pm||Lunch Program* | Speaker Brian Powell|
|Alabama Department of Insurance Strengthen Alabama Homes Program|
*Light breakfast and lunch included in course registration ticket.
ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKER:
Brian Powell of the Alabama Department of Insurance Strengthen Alabama Homes Program will be our featured guest speaker during the lunch session on Monday, June 10 from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Mr. Powell will speak about grant opportunities to assist homeowners and businesses with fortifying their structures prior to a natural disaster. Alabama has become the leading state in the nation in terms of the number of Certified Fortified homes in our state. More information about the nationally recognized program can be found here.
Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams Training
The Lodge at Gulf State Park
June 9-10, 2019
Cost: $99Course Details
This course is approved for 6 hours of Alabama CE.
DELUXE PARK VIEW
Room block is for Sunday, June 9 ONLY. Guests only needing reservations for Sunday, June 9 can use the link below. Hotel will honor the group rate up to two days before and two days after event, based upon availability. Call Central Reservations at 800-774-1500 to check availability.
DEADLINE TO BOOK IS FRIDAY, MAY 24
Upon completion of this course, attendees will have the option to take an Online Final Exam to earn a Certificate of Completion from FEMA Emergency Management Institute. The Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) course is not equivalent to, and cannot be used in place of, the classroom delivery of the CERT Basic Training. To become a CERT volunteer, one must complete the classroom training offered by a local government agency such as the emergency management agency, fire or police department. Contact your local emergency manager to learn about the local education and training opportunities available to you. Let this person know about your interest in taking CERT training.