The Youth Connection Summer Internship Program

This training will teach the interns how to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and terrorist events, in order to save lives, protect public health, safety and property within the city of Detroit. They will learn skills to protect themselves and to assist their families, communities, and emergency responders during catastrophic events by participating in emergency or disaster exercise scenarios and simulation exercises.

Upon completion, interns will be able to identify and anticipate hazards, extinguish small fires, conduct light search and rescue efforts, provide damage assessment information, set-up medical treatment areas (triage), apply basic first aid and medical techniques, and help in reducing survivor stress. Also, Teen CERT teams can assist their families and school administration with emergency preparedness education, drills and exercises. Full schedules will be completed and provided detailing parent/intern orientation, workshop and closing ceremony dates. Additionally, a detailed list of assigned youth work sites and contact information will be provided.

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