Upland CERT Membership Policy

 


Level 3 – CERT COMMUNITY RESPONDER

Requirements:
          1‐ Complete the Basic CERT Course IS 317(Classroom version).
          2‐ Participate in Loyalty Oath Swearing‐In.
          3‐ Submit Disaster Service Worker Registration Form.
          4‐ Submit Upland CERT Code of Conduct/Loyalty Oath Form.
          5‐ Complete & maintain First Aid / CPR / AED Certification 1
          6‐ Obtain a favorable Life Scan and/or city background check.


It is recommended that Community Responders complete:
           IS 505 – Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency


A Community Responder (Level 3) may be called out to assist the organization or the city in time of need. A Level 3 shall attend a minimum of one bi‐monthly training per year. Upon attaining Level 3, the responder will be issued a CERT Community Responder ID Card.

 


Level 2 – CERT SPECIALIST RESPONDER 

Requirements:
           1‐ Attain and maintain Level 3 requirements.
           2‐ Complete IS 100 – Introduction to the Incident Command System.
           3‐ Complete IS 700 – National Incident Management System.
           4‐ Complete one of the following:
                   a. HAM Radio License
                   b. American Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Course
                   c. UPD Traffic Management/Control Course


It is recommended that Specialist Responders complete:
            IS 201 – Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan


A Specialist Responder (Level 2) may be called out for both emergency response and organizational service. A Level 2 may be used as a CERT Team Leader for activities, events, etc. A Level 2 shall attend a minimum of 50% of training opportunities 2 and 25% organizational activities and events to maintain Level 2 status. Upon attaining Level 2, the responder shall return the Level 3 ID Card and be issued a Specialist Responder ID Card.

Level 1 – CERT COMMAND RESPONDER 

Requirements:
           1‐ Attain and maintain Level 3 & 2 requirements.
           2‐ Complete IS 200 – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents.
           3‐ Complete IS 230 – Fundamentals of Emergency Management 3
           4‐ Complete any two of the following:
                   a. IS 240 – Leadership and Influence
                   b. IS 241– Decision Making and Problem Solving
                   c. IS 242 – Effective Communication


It is recommended that Command Responders complete the Train‐the Trainer Course.


A Command Responder (Level 1) may be called out for both emergency response and organizational service. A Level 1 shall assume the role of CERT Incident Commander as soon as possible in case of emergency. A Level 1 shall assist in teaching and training new CERT applicants and lead on‐going training programs. A Level 1 must attend a minimum of 50% of CERT training opportunities 2, 50% of CERT service call‐out activities and 25% of other CERT activities to maintain Level 1 status. Upon attaining Level 1, the responder shall return all previous ID Cards and be issued a Command Responder ID Card.

 


Notes:
           ( 1 ) Certification is granted by American Red Cross or American Heart       

                    Association.
           ( 2 ) Serving as Instructor or Asst. Instructor at the Basic CERT class

                   may be substituted for one bi-monthly training.                     
           ( 3 ) Former IS 1a fulfills this requirement.