Emergency Management Training | Cobb County Georgia (2023)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program

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The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program provides an opportunity for Cobb County citizens to gain knowledge about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their areas and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhoods or workplaces following events when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

To join Cobb County CERT, you must:

  • Be over the age of 16
  • Live, work or worship in Cobb County
  • Pass a Criminal History background check


Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services.

Factors such as number of victims, communication failures and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.

One also expects that under these kinds of conditions, family members, fellow employees and neighbors will spontaneously try to help each other. This was the case following the Mexico City earthquake where untrained, spontaneous volunteers saved 800 people. However, 100 people lost their lives while attempting to save others. This is a high price to pay and is preventable through training.

If we can predict that emergency services will not meet immediate needs following a major disaster, especially if there is no warning as in an earthquake and people will spontaneously volunteer, what can government do to prepare citizens for this eventuality?

First, present citizens the facts about what to expect following a major disaster in terms of immediate services. Second, give the message about their responsibility for mitigation and preparedness. Third, train them in needed life saving skills with emphasis on decision making skills, rescuer safety and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. Fourth, organize teams so that they are an extension of first responder services offering immediate help to victims until professional services arrive.


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985. The Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987 underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California. Further, it confirmed the need for training civilians to meet their immediate needs. As a result, the LAFD created the Disaster Preparedness Division with the purpose of training citizens and private and government employees.

The training program that LAFD initiated makes good sense and furthers the process of citizens understanding their responsibility in preparing for disaster. It also increases their ability to safely help themselves, their family and their neighbors. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes the importance of preparing citizens. The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and the National Fire Academy adopted and expanded the CERT materials believing them applicable to all hazards.

The CERT course will benefit any citizen who takes it. This individual will be better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of a disaster. Additionally, if a community wants to supplement its response capability after a disaster, civilians can be recruited and trained as neighborhood, business and government teams that, in essence, will be auxiliary responders. These groups can provide immediate assistance to victims in their area, organize spontaneous volunteers who have not had the training and collect disaster intelligence that will assist professional responders with prioritization and allocation of resources following a disaster. Since 1993 when this training was made available nationally by FEMA, communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico have conducted CERT training.


We recommend a number of steps to start a CERT:

  1. Identify the program goals that CERT will meet and the resources available to conduct the program in your area.
  2. Gain approval from appointed and elected officials to use CERT as a means to prepare citizens to care for themselves during a disaster when services may not be adequate. This is an excellent opportunity for the government to be proactive in working with its constituency.
  3. Identify and recruit potential participants. Naturals for CERT are community groups, business and industry workers and local government workers.
  4. Train CERT instructor cadre.
  5. Conduct CERT sessions.
  6. Conduct refresher training and exercises with CERTs.
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The CERT course is delivered in the community by a team of first responders who have the requisite knowledge and skills to instruct the sessions. It is suggested that the instructors complete a CERT Train-the-Trainer (TTT) course conducted by their State Training Office for Emergency Management or the Emergency Management Institute in order to learn the training techniques that are used successfully by the LAFD.

The CERT training for community groups is usually delivered in 2 1/2 hour sessions, one evening a week over a 7 week period. The training consists of the following:

  • Session I, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: Addresses hazards to which people are vulnerable in their community. Materials cover actions that participants and their families take before, during and after a disaster. As the session progresses, the instructor begins to explore an expanded response role for civilians in that they should begin to consider themselves disaster workers. Since they will want to help their family members and neighbors, this training can help them operate in a safe and appropriate manner. The CERT concept and organization are discussed as well as applicable laws governing volunteers in that jurisdiction.
  • Session II, DISASTER FIRE SUPPRESSION: Briefly covers fire chemistry, hazardous materials, fire hazards and fire suppression strategies. However, the thrust of this session is the safe use of fire extinguishers, sizing up the situation, controlling utilities and extinguishing a small fire.
  • Session III, DISASTER MEDICAL OPERATIONS PART I: Participants practice diagnosing and treating airway obstruction, bleeding and shock by using simple triage and rapid treatment techniques.
  • Session IV, DISASTER MEDICAL OPERATIONS, PART II: Covers evaluating patients by doing a head to toe assessment, establishing a medical treatment area, performing basic first aid and practicing in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • Session V, LIGHT SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS: Participants learn about search and rescue planning, size-up, search techniques, rescue techniques and, most important, rescuer safety.
  • Session VI, DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY AND TEAM ORGANIZATION: Covers signs and symptoms that might be experienced by the disaster victim and worker. It addresses CERT organization and management principles and the need for documentation.
  • Session VII, COURSE REVIEW AND DISASTER SIMULATION: Participants review their answers from a take home examination. Finally, they practice the skills that they have learned during the previous six sessions in disaster activity. During each session participants are required to bring safety equipment (gloves, goggles, mask) and disaster supplies (bandages, flashlight, dressings) which will be used during the session. By doing this for each session, participants are building a disaster response kit of items that they will need during a disaster.

Maintaining Involvement

When participants have completed this training, it is important to keep them involved and practiced in their skills. Trainers should offer periodic refresher sessions to reinforce the basic training. CERT teams can sponsor events such as drills, picnics, neighborhood clean up and disaster education fairs which will keep them involved and trained.

CERT members should receive recognition for completing their training. Communities may issue ID cards, vests and helmets to graduates.

First responders need to be educated about the CERT and their value to the community. Using CERT as a component of the response system when there are exercises for potential disasters can reinforce this idea.


FEMA supports CERT by conducting or sponsoring Train-the-Trainer and Program Manager courses for members of the fire, medical and emergency management community. The objectives of the TTT are to prepare attendees to promote this training in their community, conduct TTT's at their location, conduct training sessions for neighborhood, business and industry and government groups and organize teams with which first responders can interface following a major disaster.


CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.

Initial Training

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To sign up, review and complete our onlineCERT Initial Training Application.

Once completed, this online application will be submitted to the Cobb County EMA for processing. You will need to send a legible copy of your driver's license via e-mail tobernard.king@cobbcounty.orgto complete the application process. Please callBernard King at (770) 499-4568 if you need assistance.

CERT training consists of the following:

  • Emergency Preparedness: Addresses hazards to which people are vulnerable in their communities. Materials cover actions that participants and their families take before, during, and after disasters.
  • Fire Safety: Briefly covers fire chemistry, hazardous materials, fire hazards, and fire suppression strategies. However, the thrust of this session is the safe use of fire extinguishers, sizing up situations, controlling utilities, and extinguishing small fires.
  • Medical Operations Part I: Participants practice diagnosing and treating airway obstructions, bleeding, and shock by using simple triage and rapid treatment techniques.
  • Medical Operations Part II: Covers evaluating patients by doing head-to-toe assessments, establishing a medical treatment area, performing basic first aid, and practicing in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations: Participants learn about search and rescue planning, size up, search techniques, rescue techniques, and most important, rescuer safety.
  • Disaster Psychology and Team Organization: Participants learn about problems in organizing teams under emergency conditions and operating a neighborhood command post. Students learn concepts of resource procurement and allocation, disaster psychology, damage assessment, and documentation.
  • Terrorism and CERT: Focuses on CERT operations before a disaster such as long-term planning, how to organize a neighborhood, evaluate available resources, and identify people with special needs.
  • If you have any questions about the classes, or if you would like to enroll, please emailbernard.king@cobbcounty.orgor call (770) 499-4568. The EMA office will be happy to assist with any questions.

Cobb County CERT Training Schedule for 2020

Scheduling of CERT Training classes for 2020 is pending availability of necessarystaff resources. Please submit the Initial Training Application as described aboveso you may be contacted when the class schedule has been set.

Cobb County CERT classes are held at:

Cobb County Emergency Management Agency
140 North Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30060

Course Layouts

CERT training sessions conducted in 3 hour time slots

Session 1Session 2Session 3Session 4Session 5Session 6Session 7Session 8
Paperwork/OverviewFire SafetyMedical Operations 1Medical Operations 2Search and RescueDisaster PsychologyCERT & TerrorismSkill Review
Disaster PreparednessCERT OrganizationDisaster Exercise

CERT training sessions conducted in an 8 hour time slots (all-day)

Session 1Session 2Session 3
Paperwork/OverviewMedical Operations 2Disaster Psychology
Disaster PreparednessSearch and RescueSkill Review
Fire SafetyCERT OrganizationDisaster Exercise
Medical Operations 1CERT & TerrorismGraduation

Additional Training

CERT members who wish to take more courses from home can take any of the FEMA Independent Study (IS) courses. Althoughmembers are not limited to these, below is a list of CEMA recommended courses. More can also be found attraining.fema.gov.

Recommended Courses

IS-3 Radiological Emergency Management
IS-5.a An Introduction to Hazardous Materials
IS-8.a Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow: Complying with Executive Order 12699
IS-10.a Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness
IS-11.a Animals in Disasters: Community Planning
IS-20.20Diversity Awareness
IS-21.19Civil Rights and FEMA Disaster Assistance
IS-33.19FEMA Initial Ethics Orientation 2019
IS-35.19FEMA Safety Orientation 2019
IS-36 Multihazard Planning for Childcare
IS-37.19 Managerial Safety and Health
IS-42 Social Media in Emergency Management
IS-75 Military Resources in Emergency Management
IS-100.cIntroduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
IS-120.cAn Introduction to Exercises
IS-130.a Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning
IS-139.a Exercise Design and Development
IS-144 Telecommunicators Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT) Basic Course
IS-200.cBasic Incident Command System for Initial Response
IS-201 Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan
IS-230.d Fundamentals of Emergency Management
IS-235.c Emergency Planning
IS-240.b Leadership & Influence
IS-241.bDecision Making and Problem Solving
IS-242.b Effective Communication
IS-244.b Developing and Managing Volunteers
IS-324.a Community Hurricane Preparedness
IS-325 Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk, and Mitigation
IS-326 Community Tsunami Preparedness
IS-559 Local Damage Assessment
IS-632.a Introduction to Debris Operations
IS-700.b National Incident Management System (NIMS) - An Introduction
IS-701.a NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) Course
IS-800.c National Response Framework -An Introduction

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Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)

There are organizations which can benefit from your C.E.R.T. training that need you as a volunteer! Find your passion within an affiliated partner for disaster response.

Each faith-based organization has a disaster response ministry and the major disaster support organizations such as Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity, etc, always need volunteers. If, or when a disaster strikes, spontaneous unaffiliated volunteers that want to assist will have delays and processing issues that volunteers already affiliated with a recognized organization will not have to go through. The other important point is that those volunteers affiliated with a recognized disaster response volunteer organization will have a pre-designated role and training specifically designed for that role.

Do not delay! Find your affiliation and join up with a disaster partner organization.

Learn more about volunteering with some of our partnered organizations:

Volunteer Support Teams

You must have completed the 21 hours of CERT Initial Training in order to participate in these volunteer components.

As previously announced, Cobb County EMA has determined the new directions for volunteers who have completed their CERT Initial Training.

Outside of the Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) members such as Red Cross, Salvation Army, UMCOR and many others, four functional volunteer teams have been created under Cobb EMA as follows:

Damage Assessment Team

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Support Team

Search and Rescue Team

Volunteer Reception Center Team

Contact for these teams:Bernard King

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Support Team Requirements

On-Site Training Requirements

  • Damage Assessment Team
    Introduction to Preliminary Damage Assessment
  • EOC Support Team
    Introduction to EOC Support (EOC Support I)
  • Search and Rescue Team
    Search and Rescue Overview
  • Volunteer Reception Team
    To be determined at a later date

Independent Study Online Classes Requirements (for all support teams)

These classes may also be offered as interactive in-class trainings throughout the course of the year. You are responsible for keeping track of your certificates of completion for each class and may choose to take all classes online at your leisure, or attend the upcoming interactive trainings. These certificates will be requested during the application process as proof of volunteer eligibility.

  • IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-315 CERT Supplemental Training: The Incident Command System
  • IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams
  • IS-700 An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • IS-800 An Introduction to the National Response Framework

For additional information, please contactBernard King. We look forward to working with many of you in the future!

What is Citizen Corps?


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Citizen Corpswas created to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation.

It provides opportunities for people to participate in a range of measures to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.

The Cobb County Citizen Corps is an advisory council formed to act as a liaison between the community and the Cobb County Emergency Management Agency. The members recommend policy and procedure for active citizen corps programs within Cobb County including Cobb Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).

Mission Statement:

The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.


How long is emergency response training? ›

training is an 8 hour or 16 hour course, which prepares the responder to act and deliver confident and competent pre-hospital medical care in the time period prior to emergency services arrival.

What questions can be asked on disaster management? ›

  • Why would I plan ahead for a disaster? If a disaster occurs, local government and relief organizations will try to help you. ...
  • How should I plan ahead for a disaster? ...
  • I have a disability. ...
  • What materials should I have on hand in case of an emergency?
  • What are the most important items to include in a disaster supply kit?

What are hard skills for emergency management? ›

Important Qualities
  • Communication skills. Emergency management directors must be able to clearly convey their emergency preparedness plans, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences.
  • Critical-thinking skills. ...
  • Decision-making skills. ...
  • Interpersonal skills. ...
  • Leadership skills.
Jan 17, 2023

How do you prepare for a state of emergency? ›

8 Disaster Preparedness Tips You Need to Know in Case of...
  1. Know what type of disaster to expect. ...
  2. Sign up for emergency alerts. ...
  3. Pack a "go bag." ...
  4. Make an action plan. ...
  5. Prep your home. ...
  6. Prep your pantry. ...
  7. Store everything properly. ...
  8. Return safely.
Mar 18, 2022

How many emergency responder training levels are there? ›

Emergency responder training is covered under 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6) and applies to the fifth operation or site type mentioned at the start of this article. There are five training levels associated with emergency response operations. The levels are progressive.

How many levels of training apply to emergency responders? ›

The 5 Hazwoper Training Levels

Hazwoper training requirements established by OSHA 29 CRF 1910.120(q) apply to five levels of emergency responders. These levels are directly related to the activities and functions of the responders in question and the expectations of their role.

What are the 4 C's of disaster management? ›

Aligned with the founding principles of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD), VALs are committed to fostering the four Cs: communication, coordination, collaboration, and cooperation.

What are the 3 C's of disaster management? ›

Care, connect & collaborate. These are primary actions of communities following a natural disaster.

What are the 5 disaster responses? ›

Prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery are the five steps of Emergency Management.

Which emergencies are the most difficult? ›

Sudden emergencies such as floods and fires are unexpected and are more difficult to plan for.

What are the six critical areas of emergency management? ›

These exercises should be comprehensive enough to test the hospital's emergency plans and response capabilities to failure and incorporate the six critical areas (communications, resources and assets, staffing, patient care activities, utilities, safety and security).

What are the soft skills in emergency management? ›

These include things like communication, writing, leadership, teamwork, problem solving, organizing, time management, and others. These are skills generally expected of any working professional.

What are the 3 key things you can do to prepare for an emergency? ›

3 Ways to Be Prepared for an Emergency
  • Make a communications plan. Know where to meet and how to communicate with family and friends. ...
  • Prepare to evacuate your home. Review and practice escape routes. ...
  • Get your vehicle ready. ...
  • Create an emergency supply kit. ...
  • Consider special needs.
Sep 5, 2017

What is the most important rule in an emergency? ›

As in any emergency situation, the most important rule is to always think SAFETY. Following basic safety precautions helps to keep you and other bystanders safe, and assists the trained first responders in identifying and controlling the release.

What are 3 things to prepare for an emergency? ›

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
  • Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a several-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert.
  • Flashlight.
  • First aid kit.
May 10, 2022

What are the 6 first responders? ›

(1) The term “first responder” includes a firefighter, law enforcement officer, paramedic, emergency medical technician, or other individual (including an employee of a legally organized and recognized volunteer organization, whether compensated or not), who, in the course of his or her professional duties, responds to ...

What are the 4 first responders? ›

First responders typically include law enforcement officers (commonly known as police officers), paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and firefighters.

What is the most basic level of EMS training? ›

The Emergency Medical Technician certification is the minimum level needed to transport patients in ambulances. The EMT is similar to the EMR; however, a state-approved EMT course lasts 11-12 weeks and involves 120 hours of instruction. Also, you must already possess a valid CPR-BLS credential or an equivalent.

What does emergency level 1 mean? ›

Level 1. An incident has occurred and can be controlled by facility personnel. The situation is under control.

What is a Level 1 responder? ›

First responder awareness level.

First responders at the awareness level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release.

What is a Tier 1 emergency response? ›

Emergency Response Level 1 Awareness:

A level 1 emergency is a situation where hazardous materials can be contained, extinguished, or abated using immediately available resources. The Level 1 incident has little risk to the environment and public health when cleanup or containment is performed.

What are the 4 Ps of emergency management? ›

The four Ps is a mnemonic that captures the essential elements of crisis management — prevent, plan, practice, and perform. These terms remind companies to minimize threats, develop crisis plans, rehearse these plans, and execute them effectively when needed.

What are the 4 types of emergency management? ›

Current thinking defines four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

What are seven 7 components of disaster management? ›

Be Prepared: The 7 Components of an Emergency Plan
  • Planning – Work through many emergency scenarios. ...
  • Training – ...
  • Drills – ...
  • Education – ...
  • Technology – ...
  • Coordination – ...
  • Communication –

What are the 6 areas of preparedness? ›

The 6 areas of preparedness are food, water, shelter, security, sanitation and first aid…not in any certain order. These are the building blocks of any good preparedness plan. How you prepare in each of these areas will depend on your personal situation, but they need to be included in every preparedness plan.

What are the R's of disaster management? ›

The 4 Rs
  • Reduction.
  • Readiness and Response.
  • Recovery.

What is Sam in CPR? ›

Interview the person (or bystanders, if necessary), ask questions about signs and symptoms, allergies, and medications and medical conditions (SAM)

What are the 4 emotional stages of disaster? ›

They are heroic phase, honeymoon phase, disillusionment phase and restoration phase.

What are the 10 steps to disaster preparedness? ›

Disaster Prepared: Ten Steps to Safety
  • Identify Your Risk.
  • Create a Family Disaster Plan. ...
  • Practice Your Disaster Plan. ...
  • Build a Disaster Supply Kit For Your Home and Car. ...
  • Prepare Your Children. ...
  • Don't Forget Those With Special Needs. ...
  • Learn CPR and First Aid. ...
  • Eliminate Hazards in Your Home and The Workplace.

What are five 5 examples of emergency situations? ›

Types of Emergencies
  • Severe Weather (Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, Hail) ...
  • Fire. ...
  • Hazardous Materials Accidents. ...
  • Chemical/Biological/Radiological (CBR) Emergencies. ...
  • Aircraft Crashes. ...
  • National Emergency (War, Terrorism) ...
  • Civil Disorder. ...
  • Active Shooter.

What are 3 reasons a person would not help in an emergency? ›

The most common reasons include:
  • Panic or fear of doing something wrong.
  • Being unsure of the person's condition and what to do.
  • Assuming someone else will take action.
  • The type of injury or illness.
  • Fear of catching a disease.
  • Fear of being sued.
  • Being unsure of when to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.

What is the most difficult disaster to prevent? ›

Earthquakes are one of the most unpredictable and damaging disasters.

What is the most urgent need in a survival situation? ›

Yet often the first thing you might need in a survival situation is shelter to protect you. Then you'll need a form of hydration, and then food.

What are the 8 core functions of emergency management? ›

There are eight core functions in emergency management. They are: direction and control, communications, warning, emergency public information, evacuation, mass care, health and medical, and resource management.

What is a thira? ›

The Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) is a three-step risk assessment process that helps communities understand their risks and what they need to do to address those risks by answering the following questions: What threats and hazards can affect our community?

What to do before during and after disaster? ›

Before and After Steps and Resources for Disasters
  • Start a conversation with your family. ...
  • Know how to evacuate when disaster strikes. ...
  • Find out about your installation's emergency management plan. ...
  • Find a safe place to stay and check in with your command. ...
  • Understand the steps to take when returning home.
Jan 3, 2023

What skills do you need to be an emergency coordinator? ›

The skills that an emergency management coordinator needs include organization, management skills, communications skills, and a thorough attention to detail that can help him or her to create detailed plans that minimize the frustrations of emergencies caused by natural disasters or other unexpected events.

What skills do you have that can be used as an EMS? ›

Here are 16 examples of paramedic skills that can help you succeed in this profession:
  • Medical knowledge. Paramedics build their medical knowledge to prepare for various emergencies. ...
  • Teamwork. ...
  • Communication. ...
  • Empathy. ...
  • Leadership. ...
  • Situational awareness. ...
  • Problem-solving. ...
  • Decision-making.
Feb 3, 2023

What are the five most important soft skills? ›

Consider how you can develop or improve these five soft skills while working outside of your chosen field:
  • Effective communication. Working in any industry affords the opportunity to improve your communication skills. ...
  • Teamwork. ...
  • Influencing without authority. ...
  • Problem solving. ...
  • Leadership. ...
  • . . .
Feb 28, 2023

What are the three 3 golden rules in emergency situation? ›

Request support early (first aiders, AED, emergency number 144). Be “suspicious” and primarily assume it is something serious. Deal quickly with any chaos and cope with the situation. Position the patien so that they feel comfortable (except in the event of a suspected spinal injury).

What are the 3 P's in responding to an emergency? ›

3Ps of Effective Emergency Response:
  • People – Protect your people. They are your most valued asset.
  • Perception – Ensure your response aligns with your number one priority – your people.
  • Participation – Participate in the investigation. Protect your interests and confirm best practices are in place.

What are the five things not to do during emergency? ›

Here are five of them.
  • 1) Panic. When things go wrong, you need to stay calm. ...
  • 2) Rush. You probably feel like you don't have much time to react, and you may not. ...
  • 3) Stop doing checklists. Checklists are there for a reason. ...
  • 4) Stop communicating. ...
  • 5) Stop flying the plane.
Feb 25, 2020

Who is the first priority to keep safe during an emergency? ›

If an emergency happens, your first priority is the safety of you and your employees.

What is the golden rule in EMS? ›

The golden rule of first aid is to always "do no harm." This means that you should take care not to cause any further in.

What are the 2 most important things to remember in an emergency? ›

Plan for two situations – staying home or leaving. You should be prepared to stay in one place (like your house) or to evacuate. Deciding whether it is best to stay or go depends on the type of emergency. Officials may tell you what you need to do.

What are all 3 types of emergency? ›

The President can declare three types of emergencies — national, state and financial emergency in a state.

What are the top 5 important things we need to keep in times of emergency? ›

10 Items to Include in Your Emergency Kit
  • Flashlight. ...
  • Whistle. ...
  • Dust Mask Depending on the emergency, you may need a mask to help protect you against contaminated air.
  • Local Maps. ...
  • Manual Can Opener. ...
  • Battery-powered or Hand Cranked Radio. ...
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children. ...
  • First Aid Kit.
Sep 16, 2021

How long does emergency first response last? ›

It is recommended that you refresh your skills every two years. After successfully completing the course, participants receive a course completion card.

What is the emergency response training? ›

Emergency response training offers individuals in offices, businesses, industries, and factories a chance to learn how to behave and respond to emergency situations. This type of training is indeed very crucial as it can be the difference between the life or death of an individual in the workplace.

What is emergency response training? ›

What Is Emergency Response Training? Emergency response or crisis management training is a type of training conducted to prepare facility occupants for emergency situations. The training is crucial to ensure that all people understand what to do and when to act to avoid further disruption of business operations.

What is the training for the Emergency Response Team? ›

The training cover Basic Life Support Skill such as CPR, Choking, introduction of defibrillator (AED);rescuing technique and skill such as transporting patient, patient assessment/diagnosis of the patient; first aid treatment; airway management; splinting; dressing and bandaging and etc.

What are 5 levels of emergency response? ›

Prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery are the five steps of Emergency Management.

How often is FIRST RESPONSE wrong? ›

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What is the minimum age for EFR? ›

No minimum age or other pre- requisites are required to follow the EFR Course. In the PADI EFR Course, you will work closely with your instructor and he will teach you the following lifesaving skills: BLS or Basic Life Support, CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level.

What are the 4 C's basic emergency response process? ›

Aligned with the founding principles of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD), VALs are committed to fostering the four Cs: communication, coordination, collaboration, and cooperation.

What are the four categories of emergency response training? ›

Current thinking defines four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. There are entire courses on each of these phases.

What are the 6 phases of EMS response? ›

The six phases of an emergency call are preparation, dispatch, response to the scene, arrival at the scene, transferring care of the patient to other EMS personnel, and postrun activities.

Why is emergency management training important? ›

Employee training, emergency response drills and applicable exercises identify deficiencies in emergency response planning programs. Incorporating appropriate response training and testing response plans with detailed scenarios will improve response capabilities and coordination as well as reduce response times.

What skills are needed for emergency response team? ›

What skills will help me in the Emergency Services?
  • mature attitude.
  • ability to weigh up situations and take appropriate action.
  • confidence yet calm at the same time.
  • able to diffuse and control a problematical situation.
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Why is training important in emergency management? ›

Training and education provide the whole community with knowledge, skills and abilities needed to help people before, during and after disasters.

What does an emergency response team member do? ›

Emergency Response Team Members plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous ...

What is emergency response management system? ›

Emergency management describes the science of managing complex systems and multidisciplinary personnel to address extreme events, across all hazards, and through the phases of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

What does an emergency response coordinator do? ›

They are responsible for creating emergency management plans, encompassing the five phases of emergency management: prevention, mitigation, preparation, response and recovery.


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