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University of Portland Campus Community Emergency Response Team Training
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 4:30 PM - Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM (PST)
Campus-Community Emergency Response Training (C-CERT)
at the University of Portland.
Spring 2013 CCERT
4:30pm - 7:30pm Tuesdays's starting February 5th
Final Field Exercise - April 13th
Room: Buckley Center 310
In the event of a campus-wide or city-wide emergency such as a severe winter storm, flood or major earthquake, employees, students and visitors to UP should be prepared to keep safe and possibly assist in recovery.
The UP Campus Community Emergency Response Team are volunteer staff, faculty, and students trained by the University CCERT Trainers and Portland Fire and Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within the campus and immediate surrounding neighborhood. CCERT members receive basic training on how to save lives and property until the professionals can arrive. They have the skills to help their neighbors without getting hurt themselves. CCERT members are:
• Better prepared for self-sufficiency for 72-Hours following a disaster.
• Able to provide emergency assistance to their family and immediate neighbors.
• Able to work as an emergency response team to save lives and property in their neighborhood and campus in the event of a major disaster.
• Able to guide untrained volunteers who will want to help others when disaster strikes.
The University of Portland offers the CCERT classes at no cost to people who live or work at the University of Portland. The University of Portland is committed to training and organizing a team at UP.
To join the UP CCERT program participants attend a total of 24 hours of hands-on training that includes the following:
February 5 Intro to Disaster Preparation
February 12 Fire, Hazmat and Utility Control
February 19 Medical Operations and Triage 1
February 26 Medical Operations 2
March 5 Search Operations
March 11-15th Spring Break (NO CLASS)
March 19 Rescue Operations
March 26 Disaster Psych and Terrorism
April 2 CCERT Org and Tabletop Exercise
*Saturday April 13th* Final Field Exercise– On Campus: 8am-12pm*
*Participants must attend all classes to participate in the final field exercise.
Session 1: Disaster Awareness – Earthquakes and Other Disasters Home and Workplace Preparedness
Neighborhood and Campus Preparedness and CCERT
Session 2: Utility Control – Gas Water Electrical Fire Extinguishers – Types and Uses
Session 3: Disaster Medicine (I)
Treating Life-Threatening Injuries
Session 4: Disaster Medicine (II)
Treating Commons Injuries
Setting Up a Medical Treatment Area
Public Health Considerations
Session 5: Light Search & Rescue (I)
Visual Assessment of Damaged Buildings
Session 6: Light Search & Rescue (II)
Session 7: Disaster Psychology
CCERT Member Stress
Terrorism and CCERT at UP
Session 8: CERT Organization and CCERT at UP
Session 9: Final Field Exercise – Live simulation
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University of Portland Campus Community Emergency Response Team Trainers
The UP CCERT trainers are dedicated team of professionals from all walks of the university driven to ensure faculty, staff, and students are trained in basic emergnecy response. The trainers represent members of the School of Nursing, School of Engineering, Human Resources, and the Public Safety Department.