SMART Training Class Descriptions

4/19/17, Make-Up class: Disability Awareness Training for First Responders (PT.2): This class is for SMART members who were unable to finish or attend the second day of the Disability Awareness class held in 2106. You must have attended session one to attend this class. 

4/22/17, Pediatric Trauma: The guest speaker for this class is Malachi Fisher, the Trauma Injury Prevention and Educational Outreach/Trauma EMS Liaison @ WCHOB. Malachi will be presenting pediatric trauma scenarios, operations and an interactive session with the Sim Kid. This session is geared to EMTs. Paramedics, nurses, doctors and other medical providers.  A two hour attendance certificate will be given by WCHOB. Don’t miss the chance to practice your skills on the Sim Kid. All members of the Treatment Sector of SMART are encouraged to attend this one time only session. This class will also be open to other EMS agencies, so register as soon as possible. 

5/10/17, New Member Orientation: This session is a must for new SMART members. We will cover the history of SMART and MRCs, explore the sectors of SMART, talk about our mission, and review expected core courses. The evening ends with a Q and A session. If you are a previous member of SMART and have not participated in some time, this session is a great way to see what’s new.

5/17 &20/17, Tent/Trailer/equipment Review: Do you know how to put up the SMART tent? Do you know what equipment is kept in the SMART trailers? How may SMART trailers are there? What is a “Nurse Server” and what does it contain? Join us for the answer to all these questions. All SMART members are urged to attend one of these sessions.

6/10 & 14/17, Traffic and Crowd Control-CERT Module: The guest instructor for this class is James Reger, the EC Deputy Commissioner of Fire Safety.  In this four hour module, CERT and SMART members will learn how CERT and SMART training skills relate to crowd and traffic management, effective communication strategies to direct traffic and crowds, crowd management skills, how to put together a basic crowd management plan, using traffic control devices to safely manage traffic in various situations, and how to put together a basic traffic management plan. This class will be open to CERT members and other First Responder agencies. Early registration is suggested. This training is appropriate for all SMART members, especially those in the Logistic Sector …all of us.

7/19 & 22/17, Terrorism Awareness Update: Members of the Law Enforcement Community will review how to recognize, report, and respond to potential terrorist incidents.  What new threats are we facing? What is our role?  This training will be open to CERT and SMART members. All sectors are encouraged to attend. This class is considered an addition to, and does not take the place of, the required core course in terrorism awareness. 

August: No classes. Come and join us for fun, food and rapidly changing weather at the Erie County Fair. 

9/13 & 16/17, Teamwork, Communication & Personal Development: Striving for Peak Team Performance: Our guest presenter for this class is Sean Hulsman, Director of Education for Twin City Ambulance. In this session we will explore what it means to be a team.  What are the rights and responsibilities of each of us in SMART? How can we work together to be a more successful team? What does it mean to be personally satisfied as a team member? How can team goals and personal goals complement each other?  This training is suitable for all sectors.

10/11/17, New Member orientation: This session is a must for new SMART members. We will cover the history of SMART and MRCs, explore the sectors of SMART, talk about our mission, and review expected core courses. The evening ends with a Q and A session. If you are a previous member of SMART and have not participated in some time, this session is a great way to see what’s new. This is the last Orientation for 2017. If you are new to SMART and did not attend the May orientation, be sure to register. 

10/18 & 21/17, Fire Safety and Utility Controls- CERT Module: October is Fire Prevention month and this class is a perfect fit. The session will identify and reduce potential fire and utility risks in the home and workplace. We will review the nine steps of the CERT size- up process. Along with reviewing how and when to use a fire extinguisher, everyone will have a chance to use a fire extinguisher to put out a live fire. The class will identify locations of hazardous materials in the community and home and how to reduce the risk from hazardous materials in the home. This is great class for all sectors.

11/15 & 18/17, Shelter/POD Adaptive Equipment: Are you aware of all the adaptive equipment SMART has to assist persons with access and function needs? Join us as we learn how and when to use this equipment. This session is not just for members of the Treatment Sector. We will review equipment such as communication boards, motorized wheel chairs, weighted dining devices, bariatric cots and many other devices. At the end of class, volunteers with children can have a laugh as they watch those who do not have children try to put up a “Pack and Play.”  Our instructors for this class will be professionals in the community that utilize this equipment on a regular basis. Members of all sectors are strongly encouraged to attend this session. 

13/13 & 16/17, Annual Safety Review and Holiday Fiesta:  This class reviews safety concepts to avoid injury while volunteering and around your home. At the end of the safety session, we will celebrate the holidays with a Fiesta themed pot-luck. Everyone attending will be eligible to enter the mystery prize drawing. 

During 2017, SMART will be offering other classes such as CPR and First Aid. We will also begin training for those volunteers who wish to assist with companion animal sheltering during a disaster and those who wish to work with children during POD and in shelters.  If you are interested in any of these classes, please call 858-7109 and let us know which of these classes interests you.  

As always, thank you for all the time, talents and effort you bring to SMART.

SMART Sectors

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-7690
Fax: (716) 858-8701

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
95 Franklin Street, 9th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202