2018 Training Calendar for CERT Team

·       Current active team members must attend at least 4 trainings per year (their choice of any topics)

·       New grads must also take the four ** mandatory classes to earn green sweatshirt (Radio 101, Maps/addressing, CERT CP's and participate in ONE of the field exercises such as this year's search in March or the disaster in the fall)

·       ##  designates Leadership training for fully qualified Vashon CERT team members (a two-part series)

·       Training and study that active team members should do on their own includes:  ICS 100 & 700; driving the 6 Island Assessment routes and learning the critical locations; driving the island in general to learn roads and neighborhoods, walking parks and wildland area trails, attend KCSARA trainings and/or take classes on-line;

 

Date and time

Location

Topics

Participant Prep

Instructors
(qualifications below)

Jan 19

Friday

1800 – 2100

VIFR Stn 55

Intro to Incident Command System:

Jump-start your on-line study and prep to take ICS 100 and 700 tests on-line. This is NOT a refresher or overview; it is a “primer” to get you started on key vocabulary and concepts, and demystify the on-line material and process. Testing is on-line.

Guaranteed to save you time on-line, and some anxiety!

Look at the two courses, ICS 100b and 700a on-line at:

https://training.fema.gov
(under the Independent Study tab) Preview course study material (free, easy, no passwords required yet)

Laptop not required, but bring it if you have one

Jan Milligan

Jan 26

Friday

1800 – 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

Medical:

Triage & head-to-toe assessment; written reports on patients.

Review triage and HTT sections of CERT textbook. Vashon’s patient forms will be sent out with training announcement

Jan Milligan, Susan Kutscher, Doug Milligan and Rick Brown

Feb 9

Friday

1800 -2200

VIFR stn 58

Dockton

Radio Communications:

Refresher and practice with 2-way radio. Review of on-air protocols, confidentiality and Vashon customs for using radio versus other forms of communication. Plenty of practice conversations on the air in teams and pairs.

If you have an FRS radio, practice setting it to different channels. Bring it with batteries. Practice the phonetic alphabet or review your notes from any radio training

Michael Meyer and Tom Allen

Feb 21

Wednesday

1800 - 2100

 

VIFR stn 55

EOC room

Basic First Aid:

Assisting a patient, wound care, Heimlich maneuver for choking, CPR and use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED)

This is not a CERT course; Vern teaches this independent class on his own, for a $42 fee. Course is an official course of Medic First Aid (Oregon)

 

Vern Trevellyan

Feb 23

Friday

1800 - 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy & training yard

Search & Rescue:
Review of several types: in a damaged building, house-to-house, and outdoor search for missing person.

Review SAR section of CERT textbook

Jan Milligan, Jim Lilje, Corinne Harmon

March 3

Saturday

0900 - 1400

Island Center Forest

**Search & Rescue exercise:
Activate a CP and search teams to look for a missing individual. Practice patient treatment and transport, documentation and demobilizing.

Utilize trained leaders to run CP.

Dress for outdoor exercise

Jan, Jim & Corinne

March 14

Wednesday

1800 - 2100

VIFR stn 55

EOC room

Basic First Aid:

Assisting a patient, wound care, Heimlich maneuver for choking, CPR and use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED)

This is not a CERT course; Vern teaches this independent class on his own, for a $42 fee. Course is an official course of Medic First Aid (Oregon)

 

Vern Trevellyan

March 23

Friday

1800 - 2200

 

Prep active CERT team members to coach skills during first 5 weeks of basic CERT course:

Fire, utilities, SAR and medical

Team members who want to help with the course should pick one of the topics at left, review that section of the CERT textbook, and plan to attend this prep session plus the evening the topic is taught.

Additional opportunities to help are with DDD, for which prep is on June 1, DDD on June 3.

Jan, Jim, Rick, Susan, Corinne and Chief Larsen

March 31

Saturday

0900 – 1400

 

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

Household safety and disaster preparedness:

Food, meds, shelter, sanitation, how Vashon will tick in a disaster, preparing for no ferries, fire safety, alternative comms, gas/elec safety, and what is a NERO (Unit 1 of CERT text plus more)

This portion of the CERT course will be offered to the general public as a stand-alone seminar. Participants interested in taking CERT training can then continue. This 5-hour seminar covers the community and home preparedness topics in Unit 1 of the textbook.

 

 

Jan, Rick Wallace, Vicky de Monterey Richoux, Michael Meyer, PSE (Patti McClements) and a VIFR Chief

April 6

Friday

1800 - 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

CERT basic course:

Intro, CERT policies and personal protection, team-building activity, more on roles of Vashon agencies and citizen groups in a disaster and how the island will tick.

Read Unit 1 of CERT textbook

Jan, Jim Lilje

April 13

Friday

1800 – 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

Incl training yard

CERT basic course:
Fire & utilities

Read Unit 2 of CERT textbook

Rick Brown

April 20

Friday

1800 – 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

CERT basic course:

Triage, treating life-threatening conditions and intro to running a field treatment center

Read Unit 3

Susan Kutscher & Rick Brown

April 27

Friday

1800 – 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

CERT basic course:

Disaster medical operations and treatment (wound care, burns, splinting, etc.) and Head-to-Toe assessments

Read Unit 4

May 4

Friday

1800 – 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

CERT basic course:

Search and Rescue, part 1 (classroom mostly)

Read Unit 5

Rick Brown

May 11

Friday

1800 – 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

Incl training yard

CERT basic course:

Search and Rescue part 2 (practice in VIFR Conex “apartment” and other training structures)

Dress for being outdoors most of the evening, regardless of the weather. We’ll be crawling around a dirty Conex and other structures; dress accordingly.

 

 

At this point in the course or after the May 18 disaster psych session, people who do not want to join the active Vashon CERT team can excuse themselves from the remainder of the training.

 

 

May 18

Friday

1800 – 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

CERT basic course:

Disaster psych and human behaviors. Terrorism.

Read Units 7 & 8

Michael Cochrane

 

 

May 25

Friday

1800 – 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

CERT basic course:

CERT organization and mobilization, ICS principles, documentation, running a CERT Command Post, accountability and team functions

Read Unit 6

Jan

June 1

Friday

1800 - 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

Incl training yard

Prep active CERT team members for roles in Sunday’s disaster simulation:
CP leadership, patients, radio comms, etc.

Study materials that will be distributed via email prior to this prep session

Jim & CERT Team

June 3

Sunday

0800 – 1600

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

Incl training yard

CERT basic course:

Disaster simulation (aka Disaster Day Drill)

 

Morning review sessions, then DDD with experienced CP leaders, thorough debrief & hotwash. Clean up.

Arrive as early as you need to, to prepare for your role

Jim and CERT Team

 

June 8

Friday

1800 – 2100

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

CERT basic course:

Joining the active Vashon team (expectations), REW applications, course evaluation.

Graduation!

 

 

 

June 29

Friday

1800 – 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

**Maps & Vashon addressing

 

VIFR Assistant Chief Bob Larsen

July 13 - CHANGED TO  October 5...

 

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

**Radio 101

Use of FRS, guidelines for radio use on Vashon

 

John Galus

July 27

Friday

1800 – 2200

VIFR Stn 58 Dockton

**CERT CP’s at VIFR stations

CERT roles and responsibilities working for VIFR at one of their stations

 

Jan

Aug 18

Saturday

0900 – 1400

Paradise Ridge Park

Outdoor Skills:

Workshops on pace counting, map/compass, search techniques, ropes/knots and ratchet straps, strapping a load on a trailer, and other skills TBD

 

 

 

Sept 21

Friday

1800 – 2200

VIFR Stn 56 Burton and 58 Dockton

Island Assessment process and use of CERT generators

Learn the 6 routes, get your updated kit of worksheets and maps, practice submitting reports of various urgency, and learn to use CERT’s portable generators.

 

Jan & Jim

 Sept 28 OR 
Oct 5...stay tuned
   ** Intro to Radio    John Galus

Two 4-hr sessions:
Sept 23 and

October 7

0900 – 1300

VIFR Stn 58 Dockton

## CP Leadership training

(two-part series)

Learn about and practice key roles in running a CERT CP and leading your peers: leader, operations, reception, logistics, radio, and a number of the other support functions a CP might need (message center, first aid treatment area, pit toilet, etc.) Learn to operate both inside and outside a building.

Review Unit 6 of CERT textbook and materials that will be emailed in advance of first class.

 

Enrollment limited to 10 people.

Jan

Oct 6

Saturday

1000 - 1400

VIFR Stn 55

VIFR Open House:

Mini trainings for the public on simple skills (fire extinguishers, propane and natural gas safety, first aid, and CPR)

 

 

Oct 20

Saturday

0900 - 1400

TBD

**Major Medical Disaster Response Exercise

We’ll practice standard CERT response of organizing ourselves with a focus on medical care

 

Marge Mazie

November 9

Friday

1800 – 2100

 

Intro to Incident Command System:

Jump-start your on-line study and prep to take ICS 100 and 700 tests on-line. This is NOT a refresher or overview; it is a “primer” to get you started on key vocabulary and concepts, and demystify the on-line material and process. Testing is on-line.

Guaranteed to save you time on-line, and some anxiety!

See January 19

Jan

Nov 30

Friday

1800 – 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

Gear Night and Annual Wrap-Up

Team members share and teach about gear and equipment they love for CERT; awards and recognition; mini intro to new Vashon EOC set-up; share ideas for 2019 CERT trainings

 

Jan

 

CERT trainers and instructors:

Jan Milligan, CERT Manager: retired camp director and non-profit executive; extensive teaching experience, outdoor skills and advanced first aid training/exper.  Completed CERT Manager course 2015

Jim Lilje:  retired commercial pilot; current flight instructor; CERT member and trainer for 8 years; completed CERT Train-the-Trainer & CERT Manager courses

Susan Kutscher:  retired stage manager; Wilderness First Responder

Rick Brown:  Training Specialist (firefighter and EMT) with VIFR; fire academy instructor for Washington State Firefighters Academy; first aid instructor

Corinne Harmon:  technical writer; retail store manager; certified search and rescue volunteer with King Co Search and Rescue Association; small animal expert

Assistant Chief Bob Larsen:  assistant chief of operations for Vashon Fire & Rescue; former building contractor

John Galus:  lifelong Ham radio hobbyist and expert; retired information technology manager for the banking industry

Michael Cochrane:  retired Army special forces, Master Sergeant.  Former Vashon CERT co-manager for 11 years.  Completed CERT Train-the-Trainer and CERT Manager courses

Michael Meyer:  professional engineer; current Manager of Vashon Aux. Comms Service; Vashon CERT graduate 2015; ACS and radio club instructor; Ham radio hobbyist

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