CEMA (CHAPLAIN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY)

Chaplain Emergency Response Team     

Emergency & Critical Incidence Response

​Crisis/Trauma/Natural Disaster

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FEMA/ CLV-CERT/ CPR 1st Aid/ Crisis-Trauma/Mental Health Trained
Community Counseling Trained, Christian Clergy Trained, and more.
Chaplain Emergency Response Team meets the pivotal need for spiritual and ministerial care and emotional charge following disasters, crisis and traumatic events. Chaplains are deployed to assist and provide spiritual care and comfort in times of need.
Member the Chaplain Emergency Management Agency VOAD (National-Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters).
Mrs. Chaplain Mario Cesar is a member of the S. NV. Voad Board, a national organization with state and local affiliates.
VOAD is the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle-preparation, response and recovery-to help disaster survivors and their communities. VOAD is comprised of faith-based groups, government agencies and private businesses that organize and activate in disasters to assist schools, businesses, government services and the community as a whole to resume normal activities after a disaster.

Unit One: Training
What is Chaplain and Chaplaincy and the Law
What are the areas of expertise of chaplains?
Spiritual Care and Biblical Counseling Overview / Improving Care for Perinatal Loss
Death notification / Chaplains Code of Ethics / Chaplaincy Care with Children
Depression and Dealing with Suicidal People and Mental Health
Human Trafficking /Terrorism Prevention / Active Shooter-Crisis Response
Disaster Preparedness and Psychology Disaster Response
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
PTSI (Post Traumatic Stress Injury) / Domestic Violence
Chaplain in the Prisons and Hospital /Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) 
What is the meaning of mental health?
Drug Abuse and Treatment / Chaplaincy Contributions to Health Care Ethics

Unit Two: Security Team:
The purpose of the Chaplain Security response is for the precaution, protection, defense, and prevention from injury while avoiding and detracting difficult and escalated problems or negative circumstance during times of critical and emergency incidents.

Security: 
* Provide their Chaplains with a written code of ethics to guide the performance of their duties while on-call during an emergency response.
* Identify task force certified members on call during an emergency response. 
* Manage and monitor the Chaplains process during an emergency response. 
* Responsible for the written report of the incident after an emergency response. 
* Ensure safety precautions of the Chaplains on duty during an emergency response. 
* Assist the 1st Responders with their Chaplain team when on-call.
* Training chaplains on *Security Measures and *Active Shooter roles.
* Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy (CPP)
* Health Care Ethics / Grief, Loss, and Bereavement / Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias
* Spiritual Care at the End of Life / Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Vicarious Trauma
* Issues of Privacy and Confidentiality in Chaplaincy Care

Chaplains must be trained and prepared to provide spiritual assistance, support, care, and resources during times of critical emergency response and the nature of their work may lead them in to high-risk arenas at times. Knowing their Security training is intact may also help provide peace of mind and a sense of surety while easing the physical mind-set and burden.
 
FEMA /CERT FEMA Information is listed below, cert trainings are done on-line, 
FEMA ONLINE: Task Force Required- (FEMA Cert No Fee) FEMA Course Info: ISP Courses, Information, 
https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx
Note: Each course cert takes approximately 3-6 hrs. to complete. Total of 6 days Minimum.
Register-SID Number:  https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid  
To complete your class and certification each person will need to register and be given a SID number of ID. Social security numbers are no longer accepted. When your on-line class is completed you may print your certificate and save it to your file.
NOTE: If you currently have a CPR Certification, or FEMA Certificates, or CERT completed, please email a copy of the information to Chaplain Mario Cesar, e-mail : cesarjuniorphd@yahoo.com
 
FEMA Block 1: Required

ICS: 100- FEMA: Introduction To Incident Command System (ICS)
 https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.c
ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
 
• ICS: 200- FEMA: Single resources & Initial Action Incident (ICS)
 https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-200.c
CS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

IS: 505- FEMA: Religious & Cultural Literacy & Competency in Disaster **
https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-505
 
Faith-based: (Non-Graduation Requirement)

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13

The Chaplain Emergency Management Agency assisting in times of need as a Christian initiative for standing on biblical values and principles within our state. The purpose is to stand on/defend traditional Bible beliefs and Christian heritage during times of faith and secular discourse, and work together for the accomplishment of true Christian principles, and values. To be a voice and outreach for the body of Christ, the community, and a sanctity for Christian and human life. The faith response unit believes the Holy Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.

Presentations Include- Marriage/ Children/ The Constitution & Religion. Scheduling in Process.
 
What is a Chaplain Emergency Management Agency?
The Chaplain Emergency Management Agency consist of two initiatives established to work on specific tasks and activities such as crisis and faith-based incidents, to help assist under the direction of a government, community event or disaster while providing a leading support system in spiritual and religious efforts and service to all those in need.
 
Why the need of a Chaplain Emergency Management Agency?
Each person’s role in the task force is important, the role of the chaplain is always unique because in a predicament people might need the presence or the love of God, and spiritual calm.
 
To have the representation of the chaplain during a community, city, county, state or national event available during a crisis-incident and moral conflict is critical because it is going to be an emotional event, for any and all the people affected.
 
Chaplaincy trains, maintains and dispatches highly skilled volunteer Christian ordained, and lay Chaplains. Chaplaincy also trains Inter-Faith lay Chaplains for Community Crisis and to provide spiritual and emotional support and assistance to the interfaith community. Chaplaincy offers support to individuals and their families, local & state agencies, as well as public and private institutions, in times of crisis. Our Community Crisis and Faith based Chaplains bring images of order in the midst of chaos, and hope in the midst of despair and conflict. They advise at all levels and offer honest and candid moral and spiritual guidance to all. 
 
Purpose?
To provide spiritual leadership and ministry that enriches the lives of Nevada, and local and global communities in support of the free exercise of religion in peace, conflict, disaster, and war. 
Chaplains are non-combatants and serve where necessary and when called upon.
 
Chaplain Emergency Management Agency?
-Community Crisis Response Units
-Chaplains Bring Order in the Midst of Chaos 
-Hope in the Midst of Despair
 
Chaplains Benefit?
To serve God and  the people , government and citizens alike is an honor, it's a great educational opportunity, and it's a great opportunity to grow personally as well.
 
Dynamics? 
The dynamics of a Chaplain Emergency Management Agency are unique. As soon as there is an incident in the state and the governor declares a state of emergency, Chaplains will be called to assist people in the event of a disaster.
A Chaplain Emergency Management Agency religious/spiritual support team would assist everyone involved in the recovery effort where directed. The religious and spiritual support team used in a time of crisis could provide religious counseling and attend to the spiritual needs of those affected.
Sometimes people just need to decompress with the chaplain during crisis or circumstance, and a Chaplain can help with that one-on-one assistance helping them be at ease.

Chaplain Emergency Management Agency Requirements?
Our volunteer chaplains are certified in First Aid, CPR & AED, and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). Our Chaplains currently hold background checks which are conducted through a variety of checks from law enforcement and/or state, county, organizations, etc.
 
Chaplaincy Training?
Chaplain Emergency Management Agency training division of  CEMA since 1982. Chaplaincy offers Chaplaincy Certification to all faiths, and Christian religious in-house Academy studies all year. 
CPE Clinical Pastoral Education is offered one time per year of 16 wks. of training with a National Accreditation available. Training facility classroom is conducted through the ECDM training rooms in partnership with community organizations.