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