Community Emergency Response Team

                                              COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

                                               April 12th—June 3rd, 2017


TITLE: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
PURPOSE/DESCRIPTION: CERT Basic Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself and to help others in the event of a catastrophic disaster. In this event, emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using your CERT training to save lives and protect property.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: 1. Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness 2 hr 30 min
  2. Unit 2: Fire Safety and Utility Controls 2 hr 30 min
  3. Unit 3: Disaster Medical Operations I 2 hr 30 min
  4. Unit 4: Disaster Medical Operations II 3 hr
  5. Unit 5: Light Search and Rescue


2 hr 30 min
  6. Unit 6: CERT Organization 2 hr 30 min
  7. Unit 7: Disaster Psychology 45 min
  8. Unit 8: Terrorism and CERT 2 hr 30 min
  9. Unit 9: Course Review, Final Exam, and

Disaster Simulation

2 hr 30 min
  TOTAL HOURS 28 hours (including hands-on skills stations and disaster simulation)
TARGET AUDIENCE: This class is open to anyone who wants to learn how to be better prepared before, during, and after an emergency.


Participants must be 16 years of age. If students are between 16-18 years old, a parent or guardian must accompany them.


DATES AND TIMES Wednesday April 12, 2017 6:30-9:30 PM
  Wednesday April 19, 2017 6:30-9:30 PM
  Wednesday April 26, 2017 6:30-9:30 PM
  Wednesday May 3, 2017 6:30-9:30 PM
  Wednesday May 10, 2017 6:30-9:30 PM
  Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:30-9:30 PM
  Wednesday May 24, 2017 6:30-9:30 PM
  Wednesday May 31, 2017 6:30-9:30 PM
  Saturday June 3, 2017 8:00AM – 4:00PM
LOCATION: Chester County Public Safety Training Campus
137 Modena Rd
Coatesville, PA 19320
ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION: There is no cost for attendance at this course. You must attend all days and participate in all modules to receive your certificate. Lunch will no longer be provided. Please plan to bring a lunch for the Saturday class.


All lodging, other meals, and additional costs are the responsibility of the student.

METHODOLOGY: About half of the lessons focus on training and skills and half of the lessons focus on lecture of the various topics included in the CERT Basic Training course. Students are given plenty of time to practice their hands-on skills as these will be utilized in a final disaster simulation.
TO REGISTER: Please visit the Chester County Training Website at: You will need an account to register for the course.

Registration ends on April 5, 2017. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 5, 2017 unless the class fills early. Class size is limited to 30 participants.
MATERIALS REQUIRED: Pencils for note taking. All other supplies including a CERT backpack with preparedness materials will be provided.
TO GET MORE INFORMATION: For further information, please contact Thaddeus Kavanagh at or (610) 344-5540