Saturday, August 8, 2009

Get Refreshed! CERT refresher class dates announced.

It’s CERT Refresher Time!!!!! This year’s theme will be on improvisation, teamwork, and tactical decision making. We have affectionately named it the CERT MacGyver Refresher Series!After each of the refreshers below, naturally, we’ll run a disaster scenario for basic skills refresher too!

Please email Derek at with the class you want to attend. Remember, each Fairfax County CERT needs to attend one refresher class,attend CERT training class as a victim or work three outreach events in a calendar year to stay current.

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August 12, 2009 – MacGyver Rock and Roll Course

This refresher will be based on moving very large objects over and around other objects using the tools on hand. If you would like a refresher on your lifting and cribbing and moving objects using levers, ropes, pulleys, inclines, and more, than this is for you.

August 13, 2009 – MacGyver Rock and Roll Course
Same theme as Wednesday, except the objects will be different.

August 19, 2009 – CERT MacGyver Smackdown!

This competitive refresher will be taking everyday objects (please bring items from your garage) to construct various important items necessary for a disaster. The best items will be documented for future classes. Some objects we may produce are shelters, bathrooms, signs, pet tracking systems, medical treatments such as neck stabilizers, stretchers and more. Also, bring your ideas on objects that you think we need to teach!

August 20, 2009 – CERT MacGyver Smackdown!
Same theme as Wednesday, except the objects will be different.

August 26, 2009 – H1N1 and you.
We will have Fairfax County Fire and Rescue’s Infectious Disease Officer giving us information on H1N1 preparedness for the fall.

August 27, 2009 – H1N1 and you.
Same theme as Wednesday.