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    The Trends of Corrections Special Operations

    Progressive Training - that is, training centered on multiple threat operations - appears to be gaining traction in the CERT world. Thankfully, the days of "hats and bats" are over; nowadays teams are focusing their budgets and training time on becoming proficient with leaner, meaner and more flexible equipment. For traditional large teams, which are in most cases overloaded with obsolete ...
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    SCBA Operations: Operational Necessity or Not?

    You're conducting a routine inventory of your CERT gear when the emergency call goes out: "Fire in the laundry, CERT members report to ready room for immediate deployment." Your internal security cameras and reports from officers who have fled the area reveal a situation that is on the verge of getting out of control: Inmates have set a grease fire, the ...
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    Moving from Riot Troopers to 21st Century CERT Operators

    This topic has both rattled a number of cages in the past and opened the eyes of many agencies in the community. I am writing this article to respond to the more than 2,000 emails I have received from my initial article on this subject several months ago. This article will pick up where I left off. With more than 3,000 ...
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    Senior Trainer Tip of the Month

    "We put operators in little tasks that are monumental to an operator, but are trivial to us" This means that we are responsible to ensure the smooth growth of our operators and we, as trainers, should strive to have our operators be the best, even if that means they are better than us in some areas of operations. Don't be threatened, ...
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