While CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Basic Training offers a great introduction to disaster medical operations, all CERTs are encouraged to take a first aid certification course. It is important to become familiar with common injuries/illnesses and how to assist in their treatment, whether in every day life or in a disaster situation.
Last weekend, over 20 CERTs from all over the county did just that! They took a 3.5 hour American Heart Association certification course sponsored by Marin County CERT and taught by San Rafael Firefighter, Kyle Reuter. Students learned how to splint a broken bone, stop excess bleeding, use an Epi-Pen to treat severe allergic reaction, and recognize heart attacks, among many other subjects.
More Advanced Training: Countywide Simulation
This was one of several Advanced Trainings sponsored by Marin County CERTs during the year. Our next Advanced Training is our annual countywide disaster simulation April 12. Click here to learn more and how to register.