NC State CERT Conference

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NC State CERT Conference 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016   

Fort Benjamin Conference Center

100 McQueen Avenue
Newport, NC

This conference is a chance for CERT members, Program Managers, and Emergency Managers from across NC to come together for a day of education and networking. Topics this year include the 2016 Hurricane Season, How to be a Weather Spotter, How to Assist Individuals with Disabilities, and some exciting NEW ways that CERT Members can be helpful in their counties. Full agenda is available on TERMS:

Lunch will be provided, but travel reimbursements will not be available for this conference. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Samantha Royster
NC CERT Program Manager

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Basic CERT Class Completed March 10, 2016

Cribbing 19Caldwell County CERT program has added about 20 new CERT members trained and ready to help our community in the event of an emergency. Thank all of you who have volunteered your time to learn about CERT and your commitment to keeping yourselves, your families, and neighbors safe.

During the basic course, new CERT members learn about the purpose and goals of CERT, command structure, emergency medical operations including first aid and triage, search and rescue, minor fire suppression, utility controls, disaster psychology, and terrorism.

Here are some photos taken during class including a team-building exercise in which small groups had a few minutes to build a four foot tower out of nothing but construction paper and tape. Other photos were taken on the day the class learned about search and rescue including how to use cribbing to raise and stabilize a fallen wall to remove a a victim. Part of the group was assigned as the medical team to assess the victim during the wall removal and provide treatment after he was extricated.

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Kings Creek FD CERT

I had a great time with the women of the Kings Creek Fire Department Auxiliary and CERT team. We discussed the needs for emergency medical care within the community in the event of a serious disaster that may limit access to traditional care and the role CERT would play. Thank you, Catherine, Trina, Alisa, Angela, Evelyn, Lisa, and Claudia for all you do for Kings Creek and Caldwell County!

Kings Creek FD CERT