You Are The Help Until Help Arrives
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
Sheridan Community Emergency Response Team
Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana
Training & Education
INFORMATION & VIDEOS
AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
Watch the 90-second video. Visit heart.org/handsonlycpr to watch the Hands-Only CPR instructional video and share it with the important people in your life. Hands-Only CPR is a natural introduction to CPR, and the AHA encourages everyone to learn conventional CPR as a next step.
When attempting to rescue victims trapped under heavy non-structural items, you should always use rescue cribbing for stabilizing the outside corners while lifting the object from the middle using the fulcrum and lever provided with this set. This mechanical advantage lifting technique keeps everyone safe. Always use Cribbing during lifting for victim and rescuer safety.
Victim handling and carrying is required to evacuate a injured person from an emergency scene to a location of safety. Choose the evacuation techniques that will be least harmful, both to rescuer and the victim. Causalities carried carefully and correctly handled, otherwise their injuries may become more serious or possibly fatal.
Regardless of whether or not you think navigating is cool and that it will endear you to attract future mates, if you’re headed out into the bush, you should know how to read a map, and use a compass. Learn the basics of how to use a map and compass BEFORE going on your trip and plan ahead, and plot your planned route beforehand & share it with a friend or family member
S.T.A.R.T. (Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment)
There is no perfect triage system, but one of the methods available to us is the START (Simple Triage and Rapid Transport) method. START is designed to identify problems that could cause death to the patient within one hour, typically breathing problems, head injury or significant bleeding.