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Community Emergency Response Training - FREE!

From: Tim A.
Sent on: Friday, February 15, 2013 5:53 PM

From the CERT Program. Wendy T. is signed up for the Wednesday night classes! Only 5 spots left. Call Glenn ASAP! (his # is at the bottom of this email)

I am pleased to announce the TWENTY-NINTH (29th) and THIRTIETH (30th) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes will be offered by the Homeland Security Management Institute of Monroe Community College through grants to the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management.  The focus of these two offerings will be to train residents of Monroe County and the Rochester Region Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) which includes Wayne, Ontario, Livingston and Orleans counties.  We have 25 seats available in each class (50 total) for candidates who are at least eighteen years of age.  Registrations will be accepted on a “first-come, first-served” basis for each class until seats are filled.  The first seven modules are required for graduation.  We encourage everyone to register as soon as possible.

Training & Schedule: Training will consist of three-hour modules, taught over an eight-week period with classes meeting from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. CERT#29 classes will be held on Wednesday evenings and CERT #30 classes will be held on Thursday evenings. Participants must indicate which CERT class/evening they would like to register for (e.g. CERT #29 on Wednesday evenings). Training will take place at the Monroe Community College Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF) located at 1190 Scottsville Road.  Signs will be posted in the hallways each evening indicating the specific classroom training location.

Date                                         Module

February 27/28, 2013                 #1 - Disaster Preparedness, Local Emergency Ops

March 6/7, 2013                         #2 - Fire Suppression/Safety

March 13/14, 2013                     #3 - Disaster Medical Operations 1

March 20/21, 2013                     #4 - Disaster Medical Operations 2

March 27/28, 2013                     #5 - Search & Rescue Operations

April 3/4, 2013                           #6 - Disaster Psychology

April 10/11, 2013                       #7 - Disaster Simulation, Final Exam, Graduation

April 17/18, 2013                       #8 - Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation & Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) – Optional Module

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):  Participants will be issued a backpack containing PPE and should wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and durable footwear (e.g. no open toed shoes or sandals) to each class.  Some modules (e.g. Fire Suppression/Safety and Disaster Simulation) involve an outdoor practical exercise so we request everyone please dress accordingly for the weather.  The first evening will be spent entirely indoors.

Cost:  All training, equipment and supplies including CPR/AED certification, will be provided free of charge.

Refreshments:  Refreshments will be provided the first evening of training.  We will discuss options for the remaining course modules to determine what the class, as a whole, would like to do.  Past classes have distributed a sign up list and shared responsibility for bringing in snacks for the remaining sessions.

Location & Directions:  All classes will take place at the Monroe Community College Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF) located at 1190 Scottsville Road.  Here is a link that may be helpful: If anyone needs further assistance with directions please contact me.

Graduation Requirements:  This course requires a high level of commitment.  Participants must successfully complete all seven modules, the disaster simulation exercise and final exam to graduate CERT training.  Since we do not anticipate offering makeup sessions please contact me to discuss potential scheduling conflicts.

If you have questions or know someone who would like to register for the Wednesday or Thursday classes please contact me.  I look forward to meeting our newest CERT participants in February.

Best regards,


Glenn V. Greibus

Program Coordinator

Homeland Security Management Institute

Monroe Community College

1190 Scottsville Rd, Room 220

Rochester, NY 14624

Phone: (585)[masked]

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