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CERT January 2022 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

We have a great year ahead of us as first responders to help our communities as trained CERT members.

We plan to continue to build on our specialty teams such as CSAT, Drone Team, Trailering Team, CHAT (Ham Radio Team), Task Force Dickinson, and our Search and Rescue Team (SAR). If you are interested in any of these teams, please make plans to attend the team trainings. Most of the year’s training dates have been added to the calendar, so check out the calendar to see what the year offers!

Our first meeting of the year is Wednesday, January 5th, at the OEM starting at 6:30 pm. We will send out the Zoom invitation to those wishing to participate via Zoom in an email the day before the meeting.

Here are some items coming your way soon!

January 22, CERT Trailer Team meeting and training from 8 am – 2 pm at the OEM

January 25 and 27, Stay at Home Trauma Care Class via Zoom. Times are 6:30 – 9 pm each night.

January 29, CERT Drone Team training at Walter Hall Park from 8am – 1 pm.

CHAT team members keep an eye out for notification of a possible training date for January!

February 2 is the monthly CERT meeting at the OEM starting at 6:30 pm.

We will conduct our first CERT Academy in February, check out the dates and times on the Calendar of our website.

February 22nd we will have a CPR class at the OEM from 6 pm – 10 pm.

February 26th will be the first SAR Team training and drill! We are trying to reserve the Bayside Regional Park and Community Center for the training, and it will last from 8:30 am – 2 pm.

We also are hosting the First National CERT Association Conference on Galveston Island in August 2022! You can begin registering for the conference and hotel rooms if you desire on February 1st! We will share the website with you soon. The conference dates are as follows:

Preconference Trainings start on Monday, August 15 and ends Wednesday, August 17.

The Main NCA Conference begins Thursday, August 18 and runs through Noon on Saturday, August 20th.

We are looking forward to a Great Year! Glad you can join us and help Galveston County be Prepared for Anything!

Posted by : Herrmann, John Posted on :12/31/2021