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ERIC Number: EJ873933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Disaster Training: Monroe Community College
McConkey, Diane
Community College Journal, v75 n4 p19, 24, 26 Feb-Mar 2005
This article discusses Monroe Community College's CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), a program designed to help neighborhoods and work sites prepare for effective disaster response through training and planning. The program requires 24 hours of theoretical and hands-on practice in self-help and mutual-aid emergency functions. CERT personnel serve as a support team to perform basic functions, allowing emergency services professionals such as paramedics to focus on more complex tasks, following a catastrophic natural disaster or terrorist attack. The training prepares participants to save lives and protect property at three levels: (1) for themselves and their families; (2) for their neighbors or work sites; and (3) for the community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A