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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Learning Targets

Applied Arts, CERT

ALT 1 - Elements of Disasters

Identifies the elements of disasters and their impact on the infrastructure.

AST 1.1 - Building Types and Damages  :  Understands how to assess building types and damages.

AST 1.2 - Cribbing  :  Understands principles of leverage and practice cribbing.

ALT 2 - Preparedness

Demonstrates the ability to plan for both personal and systematic preparedness.

AST 2.1 - Data Collection  :  Participates in exercises that require continual data-gathering and evaluation at the scene of a disaster or emergency.

AST 2.2 - Preparedness Supplies  :  Gathers and organizes personal preparedness supplies.

AST 2.3 - Utilities Shut Off  :  Understands how to shut off utilities at home and school.

ALT 3 - Fire SuppressionDemonstrates the ability to suppress a fire.

AST 3.1 - Chemistry of Fires  :  Understands the classes and chemistry of fires.

AST 3.2 - Fire Extinguishers  :  Identifies types of fire extinguishers and elements of fire suppression safety.

AST 3.3 - Fire Extinguisher Use  :  Uses fire extinguishers effectively and appropriately.

ALT 4 - Medical Operations

Understands and practices disaster medical operations.

AST 4.1 - Triage  :  Understands triage procedures.

AST 4.2 - Airway Obstruction  :  Recognizes and treats an airway obstruction, bleeding and shock.

AST 4.3 - Hygiene and Sanitation  :  Maintains hygiene and sanitation.

AST 4.4 - Medical Treatment Areas  :  Establishes medical treatment areas and describes their functions.

AST 4.5 - Assessment  :  Performs basic head-to-toe assessment to identify and treat injuries.

AST 4.6 - Basic Treatment  :  Performs basic treatment of burns, fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains,  hypothermia, heat related injuries, bites, stings.

AST 4.7 - Bandage Wounds  :  Demonstrates how to dress and bandage wounds.

AST 4.8 - Nasal Bleeding  :  Demonstrates how to control nasal bleeding.

AST 4.9 - Disaster Psychology  :  Understands the basics of disaster psychology, including the support of people with special needs.

AST 4.10 - First Aid Certification  :  Completes requirements for certification in first aid/CPR/AED.