Hi everyone,

I found out that there will be an interpreter provided at this CERT Class.  And, it’s free!  Check out the dates and times in the below message send by Glenn V. Greibus who asked me to invite everyone:



The THIRTY-FIRST (31ST) and THIRTY-SECOND (32ND) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes will be offered by the Homeland Security Management Institute of Monroe Community College through grants to the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management.  The focus of these two offerings will be to train residents of Monroe County and the Rochester Region Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) which includes Wayne, Ontario, Livingston and Orleans counties.  We have 25 seats available in each class (50 total) for candidates who are at least eighteen years of age.  Registrations will be accepted! on a “first-come, first-served” basis for each class until seats are filled.  We encourage everyone to register as soon as possible.

Training & Schedule:  Training will consist of three-hour modules, taught over an eight-week period with classes meeting from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. CERT #31 classes will be held on Wednesday evenings.  CERT #32 classes will be held on Thursday evenings.  The CERT #32 classes will be American sign language (ASL) interpreted. For CERT #32 first preference will be given to participants who are deaf requiring ASL interpreting services. 

Date                                         Module                                                               

May 1/2, 2013                           #1 – Disaster Preparedness, Local Emergency Ops

May 8/9, 2013                           #2 – Fire Suppression/Safety

May 15/16, 2013                        #3 – Disaster Medical Operations 1

May 22/23, 2013                        #4 – Disaster Medical Operations 2

May 29/30, 2013                        #5 – Search & Rescue Operations

June 5/6, 2013                           #6 – Disaster Psychology

June 12/13, 2013                       #7 – Disaster Simulation, Final Exam, Graduation

June 19/20, 2013                       #8 – Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation & Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) – Optional Module

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):  Participants will be issued a backpack containing PPE and should wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and durable footwear (e.g. no open toed shoes or sandals) to each class.  Some modules (e.g. Fire Suppression/Safety and Disaster Simulation) involve an outdoor practical exercise so we request everyone please dress accordingly for the weather.  The first evening will be spent entirely indoors.

Cost:  All training, equipment and supplies including CPR/AED certification, will be provided free of charge.

Location & Directions:  All classes will take place at the Monroe Community College Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF) located at 1190 Scottsville Road.  Signs will be posted in the hallways each evening indicating the specific classroom training location. Here is a link that may be helpful: http://www.monroecc.edu/depts/pstc/pstfdir.htm

Graduation Requirements:  Participants must successfully complete the first seven modules, the disaster simulation exercise and final exam to graduate.  Since we do not anticipate offering makeup sessions please contact me to discuss potential scheduling conflicts.

If you have questions or know someone who would like to register for the Wednesday or Thursday classes please contact me.  I look forward to meeting our newest CERT participants.

Best regards,

Glenn V. Greibus

Program Coordinator
Homeland Security Management Institute
Monroe Community College
1190 Scottsville Rd, Room 220
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: (585) 753-3784
Email: gg******@mo******.edu

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