TRAINING

Northwest Citizen Corps Expo Training, Workshops & Exercise

 

1 Hour Courses

90 Minute Courses

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

The Power of Trained Comfort Animals

1 HOUR

Instructor: Rachael Lackey & Pickles

Raquel and her trained Comfort Dog Pickles will give an overview of their response to the SR530 landslide.  Teaches about the role of Comfort Dogs during and after a disaster event. 

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Map Your Neighborhood & Table Top Exercises

1 HOUR

Instructor: Rosanne Garrand Washington State EMD

Focuses on the train-the-trainer model.  Participants will be given information on how to facilitate a Map Your Neighborhood planning meeting in his or her neighborhood.  The program aims to help communities identify the location of useful resources in their neighborhoods, like natural gas and propane tanks, which residents have useful skills for emergency response, and residents who have specific needs that must be attended to in an emergency.  Map Your Neighborhood materials will be shared. 

 

New MYN Table Top Exercise Kit specifically designed for single family, rural, and vertical neighborhoods will be introduced. Support documents explaining what a table top drill is, why a drill is important, how to conduct a drill, along with examples of the table top questions and responses will be given to participants.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

How To Use Walkie Talkies Effectively

1 HOUR

Instructor: Erik Meehan

Teaches the use of Walkie Talkies during an emergency.  During the class you’ll learn how to use the Walkie Talkies effectively, how to select channels and find the range for most Walkie Talkies.

 

Communication between CERT members and teams is imperative when working in neighborhoods after a disaster.    

 

Please bring your Walkie Talkies if you have them

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Advanced Preparedness

1 HOUR

Instructor: Paula Towne, Washington State Citizen Corps Coordinator

Learn what’s needed beyond your basic disaster kit and plan.  Paula will share a practical guide to building a more extensive kit using what you already have.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Role Public Information Plays In A Disaster

1 HOUR

Instructor: Shelly Glenn, Washington State EMD

 

Disasters are a significant source of news: 25% of all daily news stories involve natural disasters, technological hazards, and civil disturbance. Shelly will discuss how PIO’s manage all aspects of media including broadcasting, and the plethora of social media outlets during a disaster.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CERT Command & Leadership

1 HOUR

Instructor: Christine Badger, West Pierce Fire & Rescue

Beyond the Incident Command System – Where does a Community Emergency Response Team fall in the larger ICS organization chart? 

 

Learn practical applications of how to lead and manage teams of CERTs in the field and how to assimilate into a larger response organizational chart.   Know where to place your CERT members within the response will make for a more effective team but it takes knowing how to read personalities and understand capabilities to effectively accomplish it.

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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

CERT Documentation

1 HOUR

Instructor: Jan Bromberg

Are you a details person?  This class is for those who are detailed and for those who need more practice with identifying details.  All of the CERT forms will be reviewed, utilizing a variety of methods.  

 

Good CERT documentation assists the professional responders prioritize immediate actions more quickly allowing them to doing the “greatest good for the greatest number”.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Field Assessment and Management Of The Pregnant Victim

1 HOUR

Instructor: Dr. Robert Mitchell, Snohomish Fire District #1

In disasters we are tasked to do the greatest good for the greatest number of potential survivors.

 

Vulnerable populations such as the elderly and children are in danger of being left behind as they will require significant resources to move and provide care. Potentially lost in this group is an overlooked population, the pregnant female. She does not fit simply the defined criteria of "vulnerable". She may be self-reliant, healthy and mobile. However, she does need more attention as she carries with her an unusual set of physiologic, psychological, and nutritional needs. How will we take care of her in austere circumstances?

 

 

This class has been canceled due to low enrollment.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

WA State EMD Training & Exercise Opportunities

1 HOUR

Instructors: Shelly Glenn & Lisa Johnson  Washington State EMD

Shelly and Lisa will provide information on upcoming free training offered by WA Emergency Management Division.  Includes a review of the upcoming exercises “ShakeOut” and “Cascadia Rising”.

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8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Search & Rescue Part-1

90 MINUTES

Instructor: Chuck De Smith, Renton Fire

Review the steps to effective light SAR:  Gather facts, assess & communicate damages, identify resources, establish priorities, develop the plan, conduct rescue, and evaluate the progress all while taking into account rescuer safety considerations.  

 

Included interactive activity and exercises provide an opportunity to practice some of the thinking processes involved in planning and search and rescue size-up. 

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

The Art of Moulage

90 MINUTES

Instructors: Buzzy Mounce & Jade Broglio, Everett CERT

Have you ever wondered how those victims you’ve rescued as part of your drill look so real with all of their blood and injuries?? 

 

The Art of Moulage! 

 

If you’re interested in learning the tricks of the trade, Buzzy and Jade will show you how to apply moulage prosthetics, makeup and blood based on the victim’s symptom and signs triage card. 

 

Warning: We reccommend you wear old clothes make up may stain your clothes!

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Advanced Triage & Treatment

90 MINUTES

Instructor: Brett Bigger, Renton Fire

This course will provide participants an advanced overview of triage procedures and practices including triage team management, 30 second triage, treatment area set up, treatment area re-triage and treatment and how to prepare patients for transport. 

 

CERT gear required for practical exercise.

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Point of Dispensing (POD) "Just-in-time" Training

90 MINUTES

Instructor:

Features  “just in time” training for MRC volunteers who will be staffing the Point of Dispensing (POD).

 

This class has been canceled at the request of MRC. Please contact Dave Nichols or Therese Quinn with any questions.

 

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10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Advanced Search & Rescue Part -2

90 MINUTES

Instructor:

Participants must take Part 1 to take Part 2 which will progress into outdoor activities including size-up, lifting and cribbing and extrication of patients (drags, lifts and carries). 

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Terrorism & Active Shooter

90 MINUTES

Instructor: Officer Seth Hanson, Federal Way Police Department

Focuses on the current terrorism and active shooter threats as well as provide the basics of preparing for and understanding the likely Law Enforcement response. 

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Clients At The POD: Situational Awareness

90 MINUTES

Instructor:

Teaches insights on types of behaviors and people that may be encountered  in the POD and offers skills for managing  these situations.

 

This class has been canceled at the request of MRC. Please contact Dave Nichols or Therese Quinn with any questions.

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CERT 2015 Exercise

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CERT Exercise

2 HOURS - Exercise Times Variable

 

 

Exercise Objective:  Demonstrate learned CERT skills as an established team during the exercise to do “the most good for the most people”.

 

 

This year’s Expo Exercise will consist of putting to use what you’ve learned in some of the morning classes as well as your previously taught CERT skills.   There will be several mini exercise areas. Team Leads (with their team) will be assigned one mini exercise area and will report their findings and activities to a CERT Incident Command Post.  Everyone on the team will be given a role to fulfil based on their comfort level, skills and abilities.   The exercise will run once, conclude, hot-wash and run again, allowing for teams to work in a new exercise area. 

 

 

If you have CERT gear please bring it with you to use.  You will not need gear for the hour long morning classes. So please leave it secured in your car until lunch time. 

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