Berkeley CERT Continuing Education
Incident Command System
Great training for CERTs is available online. Supplement your CERT organization curriculum with ICS training directly from FEMA. These trainings will give you a greater understanding of how to utilize CERT organizational principles in your team and how you fit into the emergency response system locally and nationwide.
IS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Online training at FEMA: IS 100b Introduction to Incident Command System
IS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS. Online training at FEMA: IS 200b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS 700 course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. Online training at FEMA: IS 700a NIMS an Introduction
Incident Command System Table Top Exercise
This class explores Incident Command System principles through participation in a table top exercise. Teams will simulate a command center managing information after a disaster event. The exercise is a timed event (60 mins) after which there will be a review and discussion of decisions made and concepts implemented.
CERT Command Post Set Up
Describe typical components of a CERT command post. Discuss relationships between various response locations. Familiarization with CERT Forms in the Command Post. Explore how the Command Post supports CERT response.
FRS Radio Communications
Learn the basics of Family Radio Service (FRS) radio communications and how it can help in CERT response.
Ham Radio Message Passing
Licensed amateur radio operator may play an important role in disaster response communications. Effective and practiced message passing will be an important part of utilizing this valuable community resource. Learn the principles of effective and accurate message passing through hands on practice and drilling.
Expedient Flood Training
Learn and practice hands-on skills for response to flood waters. Participants conduct three key components of effective flood response; sandbag filling, water flow diversion, and basic levee construction.
Emergency preparedness for animal owners and how to recognize specific animal behaviors. Prepare for situations involving animals that you may encounter in performing your broader CERT response functions.
Red Cross Shelter Operations
Practice the knowledge and skills needed to run a successful shelter operation. Learn Red Cross protocols on shelter operations and how to effective perform a volunteer role.