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Click on one of the boxes above to learn more about the different steps in the CERT Training Program.

Current CERT Class Schedule         Online Courses available all the time

Fanwood CERT Classroom Course Descriptions

Area Red Cross Courses that relate to CERT

 

 

 

 

bulletFanwood CERT courses offer three levels of training: Citizen, Team and Team Leader
bulletCitizen Training - offers free basic training regardless of whether you want to be on the team or not. There is no obligation to join the Fanwood CERT as a team member if you attend this or any other training courses we offer.
bulletEveryone over the age of 18 who is a Fanwood resident (or a caregiver for a Fanwood resident) or works in or around Fanwood is welcome to attend. The 10 hour training will include an introduction to the CERT program in Fanwood, basic home fire safety, basic home first-aid training, terrorism/major disaster awareness and other practical safety tips for your home. Courses do not have to be taken in order. 
bullet Introduction to Disaster Preparedness (Module 1)
bulletHome Fire Safety (Module 2)
bulletBasic Home First Aid (Module 3)
bulletTerrorism/Major Disaster Awareness (Module 4)
bulletPractical Application (Module LFA)

Click here to go to the Signup Page, to reserve a seat at any or all of these courses!

  Click here for more details on this set of courses. Citizen Training can be completed by attending 

bulleta four part series of 2 hour evening sessions (Modules 1-4),
bulletplus a 2 hour session at the Linden Fire Academy for hands-on practical training (Module LFA).
bulletPlease note: completion of Step 1 courses only does not qualify you to become a CERT member of the Fanwood or any other team. You must complete all Step 2 courses in addition to Step 1 in order to complete your CERT training.

Click here for the current Citizen Training Course Schedule

If you cannot make any of the dates/times above, please let us know if you want to be notified of future course dates for any of the STEP1 Citizen Courses:

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bulletTeam Member Training - offers more advanced medical operations in the event of a disaster/local emergency, lost child volunteer organizing, disaster psychology and other training modules associated with being part of the Fanwood CERT. Team Member Training is an additional 10 hour training and requires successful completion of the Citizen Training modules as well. Team Member training can also be completed through a four part series of evening sessions (Modules 5-8). Attendance at Disaster Drills will also be required to maintain member status. Courses do not have to be taken in any order.

Once we have a number of people who have completed Step 1 (Citizen Training), we will begin to offer Step 2 Team Member Training. If you have already completed Citizen Training, we will notify you of upcoming Team Member Training classes. Thank you for your interest in taking the next step in helping protect Fanwood - your community!

I am interested in learning more about CERT Team Member Training.

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bulletTeam Leader Training - offers details on CERT organization, communications, light search and rescue and additional modules associated with being a leader on the Fanwood CERT.  Fanwood CERT Leaders must complete all of the Team Member Training modules as well.  Attendance at Disaster Drills will also be required to maintain leader status.

Once we have a number of people who have completed Step 2 (Team Member Training), we will begin to offer Step 3 Team Leader Training. If you have already completed Team Member Training, we will notify you of upcoming Team Member Training classes. Thank you for your interest in taking the next step in helping lead our CERT!

FEMA ICS Courses (Independent Study at home) ICS-100 ICS-700
Portable Radio Fundamentals (online PowerPoint Slides) Part 1 Part 2
Red Cross Disaster Response Training 
bulletIntroduction to Disaster Services - Now Available Online!
bulletMass Care: An Overview
bulletShelter Operations
bulletShelter Simulation
bulletDamage Assessment I
bulletFamily Services: Providing Emergency Assistance
bulletHuman Resources in Disaster
bulletDisaster Mental Health Overview
Additional Training for members of the Medical Reserve Corps
bulletCPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer*
bulletDisaster Mental Health Services

*Any fees that may be charged by the Red Cross for training of Fanwood CERT members will be paid for by the Fanwood CERT.

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