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DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in Yorktown at the Yorktown Public Library.  This will be a 12 week course from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm every Thursday beginning January 11, 2018.  You will be required to make all 12 classes to receive your certification.  This training class will be to target our Youth between the ages of 13 to 18 and they will receive 24 hours of community service, however the class is open to anyone from 13 to 99.  The class will have a limit of 30 students. 

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the 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. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.

At the same time, the CERT program was designed as a grassroots initiative and specifically structured so that the local and state program managers have the flexibility to form their programs in the way that best suits their communities. CERT volunteers are trained to respond safely, responsibly, and effectively to emergency situations, but they can also support their communities during non-emergency events as well. There are over 2,700 local CERT programs nationwide, with more than 600,000 individuals trained since CERT became a national program.

FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team Program trains volunteers to prepare for the types of disasters that their community may face. Through hands-on practice and realistic exercises, CERT members:

  • Learn how to safely respond to man made and natural hazards

  • Help organize basic disaster response

  • Promote preparedness by hosting and participating in community events

To find out more about the class, the objectives, and/or to register for an account with Preparing Texas, please click on the link: https://www.preparingtexas.org

Direct link to the class information –

G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course; 01/11/2018 - 03/29/2018; Yorktown, TX

https://www.preparingtexas.org/DeliveryDetails.aspx?classid=8d2cb605-df09-409c-8958-ca598d23251a

 

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