Community Emergency Response Team
The CERT Program educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. All citizens are encouraged to take the CERT training. There is no requirement to join the active CERT team. Our philisophy is that a trained citizen is a better prepared citizen.
Advanced First Aid and Patient Packaging
The Advanced First Aid class is now up on the surveys at www.gcoem.org for you to sign up! This class will be a Tuesday and Thursday night class so that we can try to meet as many peoples scheduling needs as possible. Class will meet at 6 pm til 10 pm each night.
Participants will receive a wallet course completion card as well as a full size certificate. This training is free of charge!
Please go to this link to sign up.
Other events happening with Galveston County CERT
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Dickinson Red, White, and Bayou
Lone Survivor's Foundation Frog Fest 3!
Operation Storm Ready Exercise with OEM May 27
Operation Safe and Sound, Memorial Day Weekend
ICS 300 & 400 Classes May 29 - 31
|If you think you are ready to take the CERT training but want to know more, start here!
Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams", IS-317, is an independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those waiting to complete training or as a refresher for current team members. It has six modules with topics that include an Introduction to CERT, Fire Safety, Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents, Disaster Medical Operations, and Search and Rescue. It takes between six and eight hours to complete the course. Those who successfully finish it will receive a certificate of completion.
IS-317 can be taken by anyone interested in CERT. However, to become a CERT volunteer, one must complete the classroom training offered by the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management.
Start taking the course