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Class One: Disaster Preparedness

In this unit you will learn about: 

  • Roles and Responsibilities for Community Preparedness: How everyone in a community has a role in disaster preparedness and response. 
  • Elements of Disasters and Their Impact on the Infrastructure: The potential effect of extreme emergencies and disasters on transportation; electrical service; telephone communication; availability of food, water, shelter and fuel; and emergency services. 
  • Personal and Organizational Preparedness: How you can prepare in advance to improve the quality of your survival and to reduce the damage from hazards. 
  • Role of CERTs: CERT organization, disaster and non-disaster roles, and laws that protect disaster workers from liability.  

Essential Documents –

These documents should be reviewed, signed (or acted on) by each participant, by Class 3. 
Please SAVE all your forms, merits and certificates.  You’ll need them for the hands-on portion of your training (aka Skills Day). 
Hold Harmless
SMC Alert
IS-315.A Instructions   (due by Class 7)
Parental Permission Form (for minors 16 – 18 yr olds)
MERIT Information