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.
June Meetings on the 8th and 11th
You can Click Here to sign up for the CERT Academy that starts in June in the North County, Go to the calendar tab to see the dates and times
We are supporting the Texas Frog Fest which benefits the Lone Survivor Foundation on Bolivar Memorial Day Weekend! We need your help. Go here to sign up!
GC CERT is active with Safe and Sound Deployment on Memorial Day Weekend. We will patrol San Luis Pass and offer safety tips and information to help others be safe! Please come out and help make the Holiday Weekend Safe for Others! Click Here to sign up!
Can you help at the Dickinson Red, White and Bayou Festival on May 21st? Go Here and Sign up!
|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.
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