DC Citizen Corps launches Neighborhood Corps training calendar
(Washington, DC) DC Citizen Corps, a program of Serve DC, is excited to announce the launch of the Neighborhood Corps Training Calendar. Neighborhood Corps Training began in December with courses in Safety/Self-Protection and Incident Command System.
The courses are offered through the Neighborhood Corps program, which organizes DC Citizen Corps trained volunteers to coordinate a community response to emergencies. The courses are open to volunteers from all the different Citizen Corps programs (CERT, Disaster Action Team, EMT-Corps, Medical Reserve Corps, Neighborhood Watch and Police Reserve Corps) as well as community members interested in joining a Neighborhood Corps.
Neighborhood Corps Training is designed to support and enhance the training of the District's emergency volunteers. Classes will continue throughout 2005 on a rotating schedule. These hands-on training courses will cover a wide range of topics, including:
- Incident Command System (ICS): How to organize and manage a coordinated response to emergencies
- Crowd Control: How to establish a perimeter and maintain order on the scene
- Equipment Usage: How to use your emergency response equipment, including radio command
- Observation: How to heighten your senses and know your surroundings
- Safety/Self-Protection: How to be safe and protect yourself in an urban setting
- Verbal Judo: How to verbally de-escalate a situation
Register for courses online at Serve DC
or by calling Citizen Corps Staff at (202) 727-7925. Please check the website for updates on future class dates and locations.