CERT 2018       

CITY OF BRIGHTON—OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Office of Emergency Management (OEM) provides planning, training, exercises, and educational outreach programs related to natural and man-made disasters  to assist and prepare citizens, government agencies, and private/non-profit organizations prior to,  during, and after a local emergency ordisaster.

Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) - This is approximately 32-hours of hands-on training for individuals to learn more in-depth skills in order to be self-sufficient prior to, during and after a disaster oc- curs. Individuals will learn skills in team building, disas- ter psychology, terrorism, fire safety, disaster medical, light search and rescue. The eight week session will  end with a simulated disaster exercise so participants can put their newly acquired skills towork.

In addition, individuals will receive information on how they can get involved in their neighborhoods and com- munities. Upon completion of all 8 weeks & participa- tion in the exercise, individuals will received a back- pack with initial supplies to get them started with their individual planning efforts.

2018 Class Schedule

September is Emergency Preparedness month. The Brighton CERT training will start on September 13, 2018.  Classes will be held on Thursday nights at 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The cost is FREE.

September 13, 2018 — Disaster Preparedness

September 20, 2018 — Disaster Psychology

September 27, 2018 — Terrorism & CERT

October 4, 2018 — Fire Safety

October 11, 2018 — Disaster Medical Part 1

October 18, 2018 — Disaster Medical Part 2

October 25, 2018 — Light Search & Rescue

November 1, 2018 — CERT Organization

November 10, 2018 - Disaster Simulation Exercise (All day)