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CERT Level 1 "First Responder"
(Advanced Care for the Sick & Injured)

Our First Responder course is designed for CERT members to learn advanced medical skills in the event they are on-scene of a disaster or emergency in their community.

Any Elk Grove - Galt CERT member wanting to volunteer for any Community Event, CERT Training or assisting with local emergencies where CERT has been activated, must have fully completed the CERT Level 2 training below.

If you have any questions or need to inquire as to which level you are currently at,
contact Marisela Suarez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Students will apply the fundamental skills and knowledge required to function as a First Responder.
Emphasis placed on necessary skills needed for the recognition of scene safety, assessment of the patient, lifting and moving patient, along with airway management, resuscitation efforts and use of an AED.

Course Overview
  • Intro to Emergency Medical Services
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Lifting, Moving, Positioning Patients
  • Well-being of Emergency Medical Responder
  • The Human Body
  • Airway Management
  • Patient Assessment; Vital Signs
  • Caring for Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Caring for Muscle and Bone Injuries
  • Caring for Medical Emergencies
  • Caring for the Geriatric Patient
  • Childbirth
  • Resuscitation and Use of AED
  • Caring for Infants and Children
  • EMS Operations
  • Mass Casuluaty Incident (MCI)
  • Triage and Incident Management
  • Final Exam; Skills Assessment
  • Lifting, Moving and Positioning Patients
  • Airway Management
  • Patient Assessments, checking patient vital signs
  • C-Spine, Splinting, Direct Pressure, KED, Bleeding Control
  • Medical Emergency Review
  • Childbirth; Skills Review
  • CPR, AED, Skills Review
  • MCI, Triage, ICS
  • Skills; Drill

Upon course completion, the student will receive a certificate and will be registered with the California State Fire Marshal as a First Responder. First Responder Certification is valid for two (2) years.

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer teaches students to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants, use an AED on an adult or child victim of cardiac arrest and use of personal protective equipment to stop blood borne pathogens and other diseases from spreading.

Elk Grove - Galt CERT - Sponsored by the Cosumnes Community Services District Fire Department
In partnership with the Elk Grove City Police Department and the Galt City Police Department

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