Three Day Disaster Preparedness Course

About Our Three Day Disaster Preparedness Course

The damage caused by natural disasters and man made events can be extensive.

While emergency services personnel are the best trained and equipped to handle emergencies, they may not be immediately available in a catastrophic disaster. In such a situation, members of the community may be on their own for several days or longer. They may have to rely on their own resources for food, water, first aid, and shelter, and neighbors or coworkers may have to provide immediate assistance to those who are hurt or need other help.

Our Three Day Disaster Preparedness Course teaches you the skills needed to help your family, neighbors, and community survive a disaster.  

After the training, you may be eligible to join Lincoln Park’s CERT team. The requirements to become a member of Lincoln Park CERT are:

  • You are at least 18 years of age.
  • You have completed a CERT Basic Training course.
  • You are a resident of Wayne County
  • You pass a basic background check provided by the Lincoln Park Police Department.
Class Dates and Times
Friday, October 19 — 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Saturday, October 20 — 8:00AM to 6:00PM
Sunday,October 21 — 8:00AM to 6:00PM

Course Agenda


Friday, October 19, 2018

5:00pm – 5:15pm Welcome & Introductions
5:15pm – 5:30pm Ice Breaker
5:30pm – 6:45pm Disaster Preparedness (Section 1)
6:45pm – 7:00pm Break
7:00pm – 7:30pm Liability Presentation
7:30pm – 7:45pm Traffic Control Presentation
7:45pm – 9:00pm Fire Safety (Section 2)


Saturday, October 20, 2018

8:00am – 8:15am Welcome & Ice Breaker
8:15am – 8:45am APX 1000 Radio Training
8:45am – 9:45am Disaster Medical Operations Part 1 (Section 3)
9:45am – 11:00am Disaster Medical Operations Part 2 (Section 4)
11:00am – 11:15am Break
11:15am – 12:30pm Light Search & Rescue (Section 5)
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30pm – 2:45pm Light Search & Rescue (Section 5)
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 4:00pm Light Search & Rescue (Section 5)
4:00pm – 4:30pm Break
4:30pm – 6:00pm Light Search & Rescue Practical


Sunday, October 21, 2018

8:00am – 8:15am Welcome & Ice Breaker
8:15am – 8:45am CERT Organization (Section 6)
8:45am – 9:15am Incident Command System Presentation
9:15am – 9:30am Break
9:30am – 10:15am Disaster Psychology (Section 7)
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:45am Terrorism and CERT (Section 8)
11:45am – 12:00pm Break
12:00pm – 1:00pm Final Exam Review/Exam
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch (On Your Own)
2:00pm – 5:00pm Practical Exercise
5:00pm – 6:00pm Practical Debriefing, Conclusion and Wrap Up