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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


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

CERT Members Needed for Class Graduation Exercise

On March 11 and 12 from 6:00-9:00pm we will be conducting disaster simulation drills for our new class (we had to split the class in two because we have 30 people in the class). We could use at least 5 CERT members to assist us each night in the exercises.
Please email or call Joanne if you can assist. 954-797-1144 or


Basic CERT Training begins January 2013

The Davie Fire Rescue Department's next free basic CERT training classes start in January 2013. Anyone who lives or works in the Town of Davie and is over 18 years old is eligible for the training classes that are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 6 to 8:30 pm and continue for eight weeks. The class will meet at the Davie Fire Administration building located at 6901 Orange Drive.

Please see flyer for the class for more details.