Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams, IS-317, is an independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those wanting to complete training or as a refresher for current team members.
It has six modules with topics that include an Introduction to CERT, Fire Safety, Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents, Disaster Medical Operations, and Search and Rescue. It takes between six and eight hours to complete the course. Those successfully finishing it will receive a certification of completion and .8 CEU's from the Independent Study Office.
The IS-317 can be taken by anyone interested in CERT. However, to become a CERT volunteer, one must complete the classroom training offered by the West Valley City Fire Department.
View more information about the CERT Class or contact one of the following:
CERT Coordinator Bob Fitzgerald
Lead Instructor Jill Shopay
West Valley City Fire Prevention Department, 801-963-3336