Five Cays Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training 16th – 20th March 2020, Providenciales
The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) is continuing its series of trainings in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) throughout the various communities on the island of Providenciales from 16th – 20th March, 2020; 5:00pm to 8:30pm daily at the Enid Capron Primary School, Five Cays.
As first responders within your community, the CERT training program is designed to educate persons in Disaster Preparedness for all hazards. It will also provide the individuals, who complete this course with the basic skills they will need to respond to their community immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster, especially when emergency services are not immediately available. By working together, CERT members can assist in saving lives and protecting property using the basic techniques of the course.
CERT is a critical program in the effort to engage communities in the Turks and Caicos Islands in making their communities safer, more prepared and more resilient when incidents occurs. Therefore, the Department is hereby extending an invitation to ALL Volunteers/residents from the community of Five Cays to be a part of these very important training sessions.
On completion of the course persons will be able to:
- Classify the types of hazards that are most likely to affect their homes, workplaces and communities.
- Take steps to prepare themselves and their families for a disaster.
- Identify and reduce potential fire hazards in their homes, workplaces, and communities.
- Work as a team to apply basic fire suppression strategies, resources and safety measures to pan fire.
The facilitators for the training will be staff from the DDME, Police, TCI Fire Service and Red Cross.
This is the second community CERT training being hosted in this series. On November 4th – 8th, 2019, training was held in the Blue Hills Community where twenty (20) persons received CERT Certificates of Completion.
Commenting of the previous training Ms. Jones, Training and Education Specialist said that “CERT Training in the Blue Hills Community was well attended and welcomed by participants. Blue Hills community members expressed that the training was very timely and needed with the life skills imparted invaluable.”
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