Chamberlain University School of Nursing is hosting an Adult and Teen CERT emergency preparedness training course, taught through the Mid America Teen Community Emergency Response Team program.
The class will be conducted the weekend of October 4-6, 2019 at the Chamberlain University Maryland Heights campus, located at 11830 Westline Industrial Drive. The course is Friday from 6pm-10pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8am-5pm. This offering is open to teen and adult students, schools and service groups or organizations, such as Boy/Girl Scouts, HOSA, NHS, 4-H, American Heritage Girls, etc.
The course will teach students how to assist local emergency services and their communities in case of a large-scale emergency or a disaster, such as the current flooding and severe weather we have been experiencing.
Throughout the training, students learn how to handle medical emergencies, extinguish live fires and perform extensive victim searches. Most importantly, students learn to manage stress, assist with peers and people with special and functional physical needs, and recognize signs and symptoms of disaster-related psychological issues. The class culminates with a real-time, full-scale disaster simulation exercise, showcasing the newly learned emergency skills of the students.
By taking training through a CERT or TEEN CERT program, residents have the unique opportunity to go from talk to action and to become part of the solution. Working with surrounding cities and municipalities, the Mid America TEEN CERT training program enhances community education and strengthens mutual aid between police and fire departments, as well as businesses and organizations, should a catastrophic emergency occur. Graduates are encouraged to engage with the local CERT program in their area to gain further information about the hazards surrounding their community.