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2019 CERT Basic Training Materials

The below UPDATED CERT Basic Training from https://www.ready.gov/cert features a revised Disaster Medical Operations section, updated Terrorism and CERT section, and new hazard-specific annexes.

2019 Participant Manual:

2019 Presentation Slides:

2019 Instructor Guide:

The OLD 2011 Training PDF's and PowerPoints are listed Below. The Unit Numbers refer the unit numbers in the OLD Training Manual.

The Handouts and Videos listed below are still considered to be current.


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2011 CERT Basic Training Unit 1 - Disaster Preparedness

2011 CERT Basic Training Unit 2 – Fire Safety and Utility Controls

2011 CERT Basic Training Unit 3 – Disaster Medical Operations – Part 1

2011 CERT Basic Training Unit 4 – Disaster Medical Operations – Part 2

2011 CERT Basic Training Unit 5 – Light Search and Rescue Operations

2011 CERT Basic Training Unit 6 - CERT Organization

2011 CERT Basic Training Unit 7 - Disaster Psychology

2011 CERT Basic Training Unit 8 - Terrorism and CERT

2011 CERT Basic Training Unit 9 - Course Review, Final Exam, and Disaster Simulation

All 2011 CERT Basic Training Docs

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