Tag: CERT

Mass Casualty Incident Disaster Simulation

Last year I graduated from CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) class. In CERT you receive training on how to prepare, survive, and help out in a disaster, natural or otherwise. I took the class with a friend of mine, Dana Richardson, who had taken the class before and came to mine as a refresher. My motivation for becoming trained was so that I could prepare for a natural disaster, protect my family, and also help my community in case of an emergency. You may remember the article I wrote, Cultivating Command and Leadership, where I detailed what happened during our

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Cultivating Command and Leadership

Are you a leader or a follower? Are you willing to step up and take command when the chips are down? Or are you content to let someone else lead? Can you bear the responsibility that comes with command? I’m a heart-centered person who’s very compassionate, kind, gentle, and caring. That’s my dominant energy. As a result, in my life I usually take a back seat to others with more power, confidence, courage, and authority. Never bothered me; I was happy to let others take command … and the responsibility that usually went with it. I was the ship’s counselor,

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