Basic Emergency Response (BERA)

20 August 2014

The Basic Emergency Response Awareness (BERA) program prepares CCLs to perform construction related work tasks associated with the recovery phase of natural and man-made disaster sites. Participants receive instruction on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and their associated health effects, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and steps to take when reporting to a disaster site. In addition participants are guided through the operations of the Incident Command System (ICS) used on disaster sites and are provided with critical incident awareness.

Topics Covered

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction, Health Effects, and PPE
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Incident Command Systems
  • Critical Incident Stress Awareness