Training Schedule & Registration
Classes in Session... (Subject to Change)
Please note that it is very important for participants to attend all sessions in order to gain the full scope and benefit of the training.
Training Course Outline
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The goal of this program is to help the residents of San Francisco be self sufficient in a major disaster situation by developing multi-functional teams, cross-trained in basic emergency skills. Through this program, individuals will learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team and/or as a leader directing untrained volunteers during an emergency, allowing them to act independently or as an adjunct to City emergency services. There is no cost for the neighborhood training, and the class sessions are approximately 3 hours.
|Class Session #1||Earthquake Awareness, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation
Earthquake type, magnitude, history and probability
How to prepare before it happens
What to do when the earth starts to shake
|Class Session #2||
Basic Disaster Skills
|Class Session #3||Disaster Medicine
Health considerations for the rescuer
Stopping bleeding and shock position
Minor injuries and burns
|Class Session #4||Light Search and Rescue
Different types of construction and where to look for damage
How to classify damaged buildings
Building marking system
Interior search patterns
Lifting heavy objects and mechanical advantage
|Class Session #5||Team Organization and Management
City Disaster Plan and where the NERTs fit
NERT Incident Command System, managing the disaster
|Class Session #6||Skills Development and Application
Final Exam Review
Triaging and treating moulaged victims
Extricating a victim trapped by heavy timbers
Interior search for reported missing persons
Exterior building damage assessment
Award of Achievement and course evaluation
for Graduating N.E.R.T. Classes:
Attend the final session at any of the above training sessions. Instructors will make you up to be a victim for the students attending the training so they will have a more realistic experience.
No previous experience necessary, all are welcome.
Upon arrival, inform class instructors that you are volunteering to be a victim.
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