• Who is the Alabama Militia?

    The Alabama Militia is looking for members that want to serve our Community and State. We offer training and comradery as well as a place for your family to prosper. We pride ourselves on not being the Stereotypical Militia. Everyone is welcome, regardless of race, creed, gender, color, religion, or political affiliation, provided you do not wish to bring harm to our country or people. The Alabama Militia does not tolerate Racism, Right/Left/Center Wing Extremism, Anti-Government or Anti-Law Enforcement Agendas.

  • Where is the Alabama Militia?

    The Alabama Militia is distinct from the Alabama State Defense Force (Alabama State Militia) in that it is not recognized as part of the organized militia by the government of Alabama, but is rather privately organized by private citizens as an unorganized militia. Our Area of Operation is Madison County and the surrounding counties including Dekalb and Cullman Counties..

  • Is the Alabama Militia Legal?

    Title 31 - MILITARY AFFAIRS AND CIVIL DEFENSE. Chapter 2 - MILITARY CODE. Section 31-2-5 - Composition of unorganized militia. Universal Citation: AL Code § 31-2-5 (2015) Section 31-2-5 Composition of unorganized militia. The unorganized militia shall consist of all able-bodied male resident citizens of the state and all able-bodied resident males who have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States, between the ages of 17 and 45, and of such other persons, male and female, as may, upon their own application, be enlisted or commissioned therein, subject to any existing law, who are not serving in any force of the organized militia and who are not on the state retired list. (Acts 1957, No. 592, p. 829, §3; Acts 1973, No. 1038, p. 1572, §5.)

  • What is a Prepsteader?

    Someone who combines prepping and homesteading may be a Prepsteader. Why focus on one or the other when you can learn more. Joining the Alabama Militia doesnt mean you are a militant. We do so much more and have a lot more to learn.

  • What does the Alabama Militia do?

    The Alabama Militia was formed to support the Constitutions of the United States an Alabama. Our purpose is to serve, aid, and protect our families and communities. We train for more than Military purposed. We share information and training with each other about medical, food storage, CERT missions, and much more. Contact us and find out more.

CERT Basic Training

CERT Basic Training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. With training and practice, and by working as a team, you will be able to protect yourself and maximize your capability to help for the greatest number of people after a disaster.

There are 9 core units to CERT trainings.

CERT Basic Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • Roles and Responsibilities for Community Preparedness: How everyone in a community has a role in disaster preparedness.
  • Role of CERTs: CERT organization, disaster and non-disaster roles, and laws that protect disaster workers from liability.
  • Elements of Disasters and Their Impact on Infrastructure: The potential effects of extreme emergencies and disasters on electrical service; emergency services; telephone communication; transportation; and availability of food, water, shelter, and fuel.
  • Personal and Organizational Preparedness: How you can prepare in advance to improve the quality of your survival and to reduce the damage from hazards

CERT Unit 2: CERT Organization

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • CERT Organization: How to organize and deploy
  • CERT resources according to CERT organizational principles.
  • CERT Size-up: How to conduct the continual data-gathering and evaluation process at the scene of a disaster or emergency. Rescuer Safety: How to protect your own safety and your buddy’s during search and rescue.
  • Documentation: Strategies for documenting situation and resource status.

CERT Units 3 and 4: Disaster Medical Operations – Part 1 and Part 2

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • Assisting Disaster Medical Operations: How to assist by controlling bleeding, maintaining normal body temperature, and more.
  • Mass Casualty Incidents: How to assist first responders in responding to mass casualty incidents.
  • Functions of Disaster Medical Operations: Major functions of disaster medical operations.
  • Disaster Medical Treatment Areas: Types of medical treatment areas. Head-to-To Assessment: How to perform a head-to-toe assessment to identify and treat injuries.
  • Public Health Considerations: How to maintain hygiene and sanitation.

CERT Unit 5: Disaster Psychology

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • Disaster Psychology: The psychological impact a disaster has on rescuers and survivors, and lessons on providing components of “psychological first aid.”
  • Caring for Yourself and Survivors: Steps volunteers can take individually and as part of a CERT before, following, and after a disaster.

CERT Unit 6: Fire Safety and Utility Controls

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • Fire Chemistry: How fire occurs, classes of fire, and choosing the correct means to extinguish each type of fire.
  • Fire Size-up Considerations: How to evaluate fires, assess firefighting resources and determine a course of action.
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers: How to identify types of portable fire extinguishers and how to operate them.
  • Fire Suppression Safety: How to decide if you should attempt to extinguish a fire; how to approach and extinguish a fire safely.
  • Fire and Utility Hazards: How to identify potential fire and utility hazards in the home and workplace; how to implement successful fire prevention strategies.

CERT Unit 7: Light Search and Rescue Operations

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • Search and Rescue Size-up: How to size up the situation in which the search and rescue teams will operate.
  • Conducting Interior and Exterior Search Operations: How to search systematically for disaster survivors.
  • Conducting Rescue Operations: Safe techniques for lifting, leveraging, cribbing, and survivor removal.

CERT Unit 8: Terrorism and CERT

In this unit, you will learn about:

  • Terrorism: Defining terrorism, including the goals and tactics of some terrorist groups, and detailing how to respond when an active shooter is in your vicinity.
  • Eight Signs of Terrorism: The eight signs of terrorism and how to report suspicious activity.
  • Preparing for Your Neighborhood: Steps to take to be prepared at home, work, and in your neighborhood.
  • Hazardous Materials (HazMat) and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNe): Identifying some basic guidelines during a Hazmat or CBRNE event.

CERT Unit 9: Course Review, Final Exam and Disaster Simulation

This unit includes:

  • A review of the key points from the course
  • A final exam
  • A final exercise