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.
Congratulations to our newest TEEN CERT Group from Clear Falls High School.
Next CERT Academy will take place in League City (exact location TBA) in April. Sign up here if you are interested.
2/3: CERT Meeting 6:30 PM
2/4: CERT Rodeo Meeting 6PM
2/5: CERT Rodeo Meeting 6PM
2/6: CERT Makeup Meeting 6:30PM
2/8: CERT Dinner at Barcena's
2/9 - 11: TEEN CERT Academy
2/13: CERT Rodeo
2/16-18: TEEN CERT Academy
2/24-25: Coast Guard Exercise
2/26: SAR Exercise at Jack Brooks Park
2/27: TEEN CERT Academy Graduation
|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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