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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 philosophy is that a trained citizen is a bette
    r prepared citizen.

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Rgeister here for the Advanced First Aid class on November 4th

Register for AHA Heartsaver CPR class on November 8th, 6 pm - 10 pm

Register for UTMB Disaster Drill on November 4th

Register for financial help for losses due to Harvey

 Up Coming Events:

 

Disaster Team Leader Training

Dr. John Call of Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps Stress Response Team is coming to Galveston County. Oklahoma has the greatest number of federally declared disasters per capita in the United States. Thus, the OKMRC Stress Response Team has a unique level of experience in disaster response and in the development of training curriculum and tools for disaster response team leaders.  

RECEIVE TRAINING IN
• HOW TO PSYCHOLOGICALLY SCREEN AND BRIEF VOLUNTEERS PRIOR TO & AFTER DEPLOYMENT
• ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES TO PROMOTE VOLUNTEER RESILIENCE
• LEGAL & ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITES
• THE ROLE OF & INTERFACE WITH OTHER GOVERNMENTAL & NON-GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES ACTIVE IN DISASTER

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST

Location: Mid County Annex Community Room
Mid-County Annex Community Room, 9850-A104 Emmett F Lowry Expy
Texas City, Texas 77591

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disaster-team-leader-training-tickets-38019218506

 

Please Congratulate our members who have been elected to be officers for 2017-2018!

Captain: Karen Booren

Lt. of Operations: Carla Burris

Lt. of Logistics: Steve Warren

Lt. of Radio Communications: Tina Pennington

 

 

 

HAM Classes

 

Recurring HAM Meetings
- 2nd Thursday
  Tidelands Amateur Radio Society, Inc.
- 3rd Thursday
  Clear Lake Amateur Radio Club
- 4th Thursday
  Galveston County Emergency Communications Group 

 If you would like to be notified of future CERT Academies please follow this link and complete the form so we have your information and we will contact you about future CERT Academies.

  Sign up here if you are interested.

 

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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