So, I have been working with a guy associated with FEMA to set up a Teen CERT Class. I have been emailing and calling and searching on how to set this up for almost 2 years and I FINALLY got in touch with someone!! He helped me get started - let me know what I needed to do and we have formed a TEEN TEAM!
Our first class - Introduction to CERT, how it works, what they do and what they need (and they will get one!). He also touched on Terrorism and explained a little about that and what is considered terrorism, and how we should respond to an act like that.
The chances of them ever needing any of this they learn are very slim, but they will know what to do in case of any emergency. During this 24hour course, they will learn First Aid, CPR, Fire Suppression, and even touch on the psychology part of things - how to handle and deal with yourself and emotions during and after any emergency situation.
During they course, they will learn to make an emergency bag - that has three days worth of food/water/medicine/other needs. When they complete the course, they will receive a CERT bag-