In a systemic emergency such as a earthquake, hurricane, fire, or flood, first responder resources will quickly be taxed to their limits.
BERT organizational principals teach several practical responses to an emergency, such as organization and deployment of large scale employee resources, using buddy systems to protect their own safety during incidents, and practical application strategies for documenting situation and resource status for proper transition to First Responders when they arrive.
Proper documentation is taught as critical for potential reimbursement or relief aid from disaster agencies, post-incident.
Those agencies that have chosen to not only prepare properly with an understanding of what an emergency looks and feels like from within, are those that have made the paradigm shift in thought to be able to react to a dynamic situation, and will recover more quickly. Fewer losses will result in a faster return to public service.
The following is an ideal situation for a fully-prepared organization. Starting with Emergency Operations Managers, Scribes and Section Chiefs will effectively begin the process of moving into an implemented program and culture of safety. See: EMERGALINK
The first step is to identify Teams: BERT uses OSHA VPP and FEMA recommendations of a 5:1 ratio. There should be one Certified person with five individuals on a BERT-team. Each team should have an administrative scribe. No team leader should ever have more than five people reporting to him/her)
For individual team leaders and scribes completing the course:
- Choose ENGLISH or SPANISH on-line recovery training.
- Purchase Course (Prior arrangements with appropriate discounts can be made)
- Return to Course Description
- Complete Course Modules; take copious notes
- Return to Course Description
- Print Certificate
- Share with immediate family members. Note: It is available for up to five immediate family members for 30-days.
- Implement the program
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE – ASSOCIATIONS
Become a valuable asset to your community by offering a tangible service to current and prospective clients.
Sponsor a BERT training program. We bring the resources, curriculum & first-responder instructors to you. You bring your clients and prospects to the training. We present this totally unique approach to dealing with a systemic emergency such as hurricane, wildfire, mudslide, active shooter, or earthquake. Your company becomes the go-to resource.
Before going any further, ask yourself: What is the value of your colleagues going through important training together with you? How can you be the catalyst to teach 10, 100, 1,000 in the next month how to take care of themselves, their families, and their businesses until first responders arrive, and help develop how to recover to normal operations after they leave. Businesses are the heart-blood of any community. In order for your community to thrive after any incident, a return to business as normal is imperative.
Graduates receive a personalized monthly newsletter BERT-DAY of emergency planning with YOUR NAME at the top by-line. You become a resource for them…