CERT

HOOD COUNTY CERT


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Citizen Corps was created to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. It provides opportunities for people to participate in a range of measures to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.

The CERT training program is designed to fit into community members' ordinary schedules.  The training is divided up into eight three-hour modules.  During that time, trainees will have classes on the National CERT program, the organizational structure used by government agencies in disasters, basic first aid techniques, basic search and rescue techniques, and ways to ensure that the individual trainee and his/her family members are prepared for a disaster.  Classes are taught by local professionals who have experience in the units they instruct. The courses are managed by a lead instructor who has undergone a Train-the-Trainer program which meets the FEMA and CERT standards.  All CERT training is provided free of charge.

For more information read about citizen corp.

CERT Class information:



The next available CERT classes will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6pm - 8pm
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8am - 4pm 
  • Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6pm - 8pm
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8am - 4pm

  Training will take place at the following location:                  101 S. Skyline Ct, Cresson, TX 76035

For more information contact:
Casey Weaver, Deputy Fire Marshal/Asst EMC
401 Deputy Larry Miller Dr
Granbury, TX 76048
817.579.3335
cweaver@co.hood.tx.us
                             
If you are interested in joining our CERT Program complete the application.

CERT - Who are We?

Friends, neighbors, co-workers, and trained professionals who volunteer their valuable time and resources to make a difference in their workplace and communities.  These team members have participated in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program and have been trained to be prepared to respond to emergency situations in the workplace and their communities.  When emergencies happen, CERT members give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site.  CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the workplace and their community. Since 1993 when this training was made available nationally by FEMA, communities in 28 state and Puerto Rico have conducted CERT training.
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CERT TEAMS have been utilized for:

  • Search for lost or kidnapped children
  • Staff Emergency Operations Centers and monitor events
  • Secure Emergency Operations Centers
  • Assist in providing minor first aid
  • Manage "spontaneous/convergent" volunteers
  • Assist other relief organizations on mass care