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.
Jan 12th - Area Search for missing woman
Feb 9th – Harris County CERT Rodeo – CERT Team Competition
Mar 12th – Staging Support, Firefighter Line of Duty Death
Apr 27th – 28th – Kemah Triathlon, force multiplier
April 19th – 21st – BP MS 150 Bike Ride – Breakpoint Controllers
May – Operation Storm Ready, Galveston County Hurricane full exercise
June – 2013 Houston/Galveston National Weather Workshop – Galveston County in charge of Greeters
July 4th Independence Day weekend – Operation Safe and Sound – Force multiplier
August 31 – Labor Day weekend – Operation Safe and Sound 2 – Force multiplier
Oct 26 - Community Garage Sale, Galveston County Parks and Senior Services - Community Outreach
Oct 26 - Wings over Texas Air Show - Community Outreach
Gave Presentations at numerous Galveston County Town hall meeting
Graduated 2 new CERT classes
Numerous training and recruitment activities
Nov 2 - Galveston County Health District POD (Point of Distribution) Exercise/Drill - Patients
CERT Academy Dates Announced
Our next CERT Academy will be in the San Leon/Baycliff area and starts on April 15th. The dates are below. This academy will be held at the Bacliff Community Center. The address for the community center is located at 4503 11th St., Bacliff, TX.
- 4-15 Tuesday 6:30 pm - 10 pm
- 4-17 Thursday 6:30 pm - 10 pm
- 4-29 Tuesday 6:30 pm - 10 pm
- 5-01 Thursday 6:30 pm - 10 pm
- 5-06 Tuesday 6:30 pm - 10 pm
- 5-08 Thursday 6:30 pm - 10 pm
- 5-10 Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am (Skills Practice); 1 pm - 4 pm Drill and Graduation
If you are interested in being part of this academy, please contact John to sign up.