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Basic CERT Class Schedule

Location - Davie Fire Rescue Headquarters,
6901 Orange Drive, Davie – first floor classroom
Time: Tuesday - 6:00-8:30

Hands On
Disaster Preparedness
CERT Forms
ICS100 (homework)
Review Quiz Questions

Mar 10

Downey DiFerdinando

CERT in Action
(19 min)

Terrorism and role of CERT
Radio Communication Overview

Mar 17


Shelter in Place (13 min)*mandatory

Disaster Medical Operations 1
First Aid and Victim Carries

Mar 24


DFR Unit to Assist

Head to Toe Assessment (5 min)
Victim Carries (6 min)

Practice bandaging and victim carries
NSU drill 5:00-8:00

Mar 31


Apr 1

For those needing CPR
Fire Safety
Review Quiz Questions

Apr 7

Taylor, Downey
DFR Unit to Assist

Fire Safety (18 min)
Flashover (5 min)
Kitchen on Fire (1 min)

Fire extinguisher training
Disaster Medical Operations 2 Triage/Disaster Psychology
Review Quiz Questions

Apr 14


CERT Triage (22 min)

Light Search and Rescue Operations
Review Quiz Questions

Apr 21

DFR Unit to Assist

Safety in the After Disaster Environment (31 min)

Disaster Simulation

Apr 28

All instructors
2 DFR Units to Assist

Course Review and Graduation

May 5


Basic and Advanced Skywarn Class in February

The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

The class is intended for those interested in becoming a Skywarn Storm Spotter. Interested persons must be at least 14 years old, accompanied by an adult and preregister by Monday, February 16th, by emailing Robin Terrill, the Broward County Skywarn Coordinator. Email:

When registering for the class, please include your name, home address, cell phone number and your callsign if you are a ham. You can bring a bag lunch and drink with you and you can even eat it during the class or during numerous 15 minute breaks.

Training covers:

  • Basics of thunderstorm development
  • Fundamentals of storm structure identifying potential severe weather features
  • Information to report
  • How to report information
  • Basic severe weather safety

This four hour BASIC/Advanced SKYWARN Storm Spotters training class will be on Saturday February 21st. 2015 at the Broward County Emergency Operations Center. You must preregister for this class, and there is no charge for the class or materials. Please bring a picture ID to gain admittance due to security at the EOC.

REMINDER: Fire & Police Expo

On Saturday, February 7, 2015 Davie Fire Rescue and the Davie Police Department will be hosting the Expo. The Expo will be held at station 65 and the Police Department (1200 Nob Hill Road). The purpose of this Expo will be to showcase our personnel, equipment and services available to the residents and visitors of the Town of Davie. The Expo will include an open house at station 65 and the Police Department, hands-on skill stations for civilians, demonstrations, dynamic and static displays.

We will have several community partner and sponsors participating in the event; such as antique fire engines, Joe DiMaggio Safe Kids, Westside Regional Hospital providing cholesterol screening, BP checks and glucose monitoring, blood mobile, CERT and many more. Also this year we will have a children’s play area with a petting zoo, bounce houses and a stage for youth entertainment.

There are several events we will be conducting;
  • Tours of station 65
  • Show and tell of units – engine, rescue and platform
  • CPR/AED table
  • Smoke trailer
  • Bunker gear tent for kids to put on gear
  • Hose lines for kids to squirt water
  • Characters appearances (Sparky and McGruff)
  • Staffing the medical cart
  • First aid station/rehab area

Fire and Police demonstrations will include;
  • Extrication (fire and medical scenario)
  • Rappelling
  • Extinguisher training
  • Dive rescue
  • K-9
  • SWAT
  • Motorcycle demonstration

CERT members, if you would like to participate please let Chief Downey know via email.

Next Basic CERT class in March

We will be starting another Basic CERT class on March 3, 2015. If you’re interested, please complete the application and email, mail, or FAX it in as soon as possible.

Next CERT class starts September 23rd

Our next Basic CERT Class starts on September 23. Interested? Please submit an application to attend. We will need a minimum of 15 people to start the class.

Existing members may also attend as a refresher.


Sept 23 - Disaster Preparedness - CERT Forms/ICS100 (homework)
Sept 30 - Disaster Medical Operations 1/ First Aid and Victim Carries
Oct 7 - Disaster Medical Operations 2 Triage/Disaster Psychology
Oct 14 - Fire Safety
Oct 21 - Terrorism and role of CERT/Radio Communication Overview
Oct 28 - Light Search and Rescue Operations
Nov 4 - Disaster Simulation
Nov 5 - CPR/AED
Nov 18 - Course Review and Graduation