2019 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)

·       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.

 

2019
Date and time

Location

Topics

Participant Prep

Instructors
(qualifications below)

 January 12

Saturday

 VIFR Stn 58

 

 

 

 Disaster Medical Exercise    Marge Mazie

Jan 26

Saturday

0900 - 1400

VIFR Stn 55

Household Preparedness Seminar:

Food, water, meds, sanitation, neighborhood cooperation, how Vashon will tick in a disaster.

Also, home fire prevention, electrical and gas safety

 

Jan Milligan, Rick Wallace, Vicky de Monterey-Richoux, Fire Chief Charlie Krimmert, Puget Sound Energy gas and electric experts

Feb 1

Friday

1800 -2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

All-Things FIRE:

Fire behavior, chemicals, utilities, treating burns

 

Rick Brown

Feb 22

Friday

1800 -2200

VIFR stn 55

Farcy

Disaster Medical

Practice wound care including complicated bandaging, triage, head-to-toe assessment and other skills we can cram into 4 hours.

Review disaster medical section of your textbook

Rick Brown

March 1
TO BE
RESCHEDULED

Friday

1800 - 2200

 

VIFR stn 55

Farcy

Search and Rescue

Protocols for searching inside a building with organized teams and appropriate communications.  Review house-to-house protocols for both low and high-density neighborhoods.  Intro to SAR safety at night.

 

Rick Brown

March 15-17

Fri-Sat-Sun

VIFR Stn 55

Old EOC in office on north side of Bank Rd.

Ham Radio:  get your entry-level license

Email Jan Milligan for course details and how to sign up.   certcomms@vashonbeprepared.org

Tammy Zoch

March 29

Friday

1800 - 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

CERT Organization

How we activate, two leadership models, team organization, deploying field teams, documentation, communication

 

Jan Milligan

April 3 and 5

Wed & Friday

1800 - 2200

VIFR stn 55

Farcy

Protocols and Procedures

Review our generic protocols, Jobs 1 and 2, safety, comms and general procedures for most activations

This session is offered on both dates...choose which one is most convenient for you.  Same material both evenings.

 

Jim Lilje and Jan M

April 26

Friday

1800 - 2200

VIFR Stn 55

Farcy

Intro to Radio Comms in CERT

Use of radio for intra- and inter-team communication; when/why phone or in-person communications are best choice.  Proper vocabulary and courtesy on-the air.  Care and feeding of low-power FRS radios (ones that don't require a license) and practice on-the-air with those little units.

 

 

John Galus

 May 3

Friday

1800 - 2300

 A Vashon park TBD
 Search and Rescue exercise

 

 

   
 May 17

Friday

1800 - 2200

 

 VIFR Stn 55

 

 

 Vashon Addresses and Maps

Learn how Vashon's address system works, how to properly give directions, why we don't use left/right, why Bank Road should have been called SW 176th St and other island navigation insights.

   Marie Bradley and Lizzy Corliss
 May 31

Friday

1800 - 2200

 VIFR Stn 58

Dockton

 CERT Command Posts

Our roles and responsibilities when operating at a Vashon fire station:  how we organize, leadership models, resources available to us, protecting fire dept property and equipment, and ways we serve the public.

 
 Jan Milligan

 

 June 7

Friday

1800 - 2200

 

 VIFR stns
59 and 56
North and Burton

 

 

 Station tours and generators

Learn the layout and resources at these two stations, plus how to use CERT's portable generators.  Meet at 1800 at North End station 59.  After tour there, we'll caravan to Burton 56.

   

 

   
   

 

Training for the rest of the year will be scheduled this spring

   

 

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/experience.  Completed CERT Manager course 2015.  CERT basic course graduate 2007.

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

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

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

Marge Mazie:  expert wilderness medical trainer and technician

Marie Bradley:  retired EMT from Vashon Fire, and retired rural mail carrier; CERT active team member and equestrian team member

Lizzy Corliss:  current firefighter/EMT with Vashon Fire; CERT Graduate

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

VashonBePrepared Partners Combined Calendar

Although each organization maintains their own calendars, they all are rolled up into a master calendar, so cross-citizens (those heroes volunteering in multiple organizations) can see all events -- and avoid schedule conflicts for new events.

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