Emergency Preparedness Workshops
We can present the topic of emergency preparedness to fit your particular group and the audience that we will be addressing. These workshops enable Brampton residents to face emergencies with the confidence that is gained from increased knowledge and practical preparedness techniques. The focus is on preparing your family, your home, or your business.
Please consider inviting us to speak at your next meeting.
The eight-week course is offered each Spring and Fall by City of Brampton staff to anyone over 18 years of age working or living in the City, free of charge. Participants receive CERV certification with the successful completion of the training sessions and other time commitment -- one evening per week over eight weeks, attend a minimum of 2 general meetings, and volunteer at a minimum of 4 events for the year.
Participants learn about the coordination and communication aspect of emergency preparedness. They will also learn about personal and family preparedness. The training covers the following:
- Personal preparedness, assessing risks in our community, preparing yourself and your family for an emergency, preparing for a role as a civilian volunteer emergency support worker
- Fire suppression training: basic recognition of a fire situation, safe use of extinguishers
- Basic first aid related to emergency situations
- Emergency Medical operations: Advanced version of first aid course involving triage and minor rapid treatment techniques
- Overview of agencies assisting during a crisis, including the Canadian Red Cross, St John Ambulance, Salvation Army, Amateur Radio and the Brampton Evacuation Plan
- Critical incident stress management, crisis communication, the incident command system
- Impact on utilities: recognition of dangers from electrical and gas utilities following a disaster, damage assessment to structures
Visit the CERV
section of this site to find out more about this program, or contact us.
If you are interested in attending a conference on emergency management, consider the World Conference on Disaster Management, hosted by Toronto each year. You'll find the latest conference information is available under Other Resources.