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Chandler Fire Department CERT

Chandler Fire Department
Date last updated: Jan 12, 2017

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: April 2002

Geographic Area: CHANDLER (Local) (85224, 85225, 85226, 85244, 85246)

Point of Contact:
Marc Walker
Assistant Chief
Chandler Fire Department
151 E. Boston Street
Chandler, AZ 85225

(480) 782-2135
(480) 782-2150
marc.walker@chandleraz.gov

Training

On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 3 times a year.

Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 47

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 1150

Local CERT Programs offer training to the general public and/or to particular groups in the community. This CERT Program holds classes for the following groups:

  • General public / Open classes

  • Specific neighborhood groups

  • Businesses

  • Critical infrastructure sectors (e.g., utilities, public transportation)

  • Government groups

  • Faith-based organizations

  • Teens / Youth

  • Colleges / Universities

  • People with disabilities

Language(s) in which the program conducts CERT training:

  • English

Supplemental Training

Does this program offer or require supplemental training in addition to the CERT Basic Training Course? Yes

Supplemental training conducted, recommended, and/or required for CERT members:

  • IS-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)

  • IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

  • Amateur radio operation

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)

  • Basic first aid

  • Mass care

  • Shelter operations/management

Exercises

CERT in Action

Emergencies

Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:6

Types of emergencies/disasters to which the CERTs have responded:

  • Hurricane / Coastal storm

  • Severe thunderstorm

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Debris removal

  • Sandbagging

  • Managing / processing supplies or donations

  • Traffic management / Crowd management

  • Staffing Emergency Operating Center

  • Community relations / Distribution of emergency information to public

  • Other - POD's

Non-Emergency Functions

Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:

  • Conduct and support emergency preparedness efforts and projects, including sharing information with the public about protective actions and encouraging them to practice

  • Support emergency planning, exercises, and drills in the community, including for neighborhoods, schools, and businesses

  • Support for public safety at community events

  • Terrorism awareness

Additional CERT Program Information