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DeWitt Teen CERT classes to begin Saturday

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DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Emergency Management and Texas A&M Forest Service, will again offer training for Teens 13 – 18 years of age for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program beginning in April. 

The class is 24 hours training consisting of basic first aid, fire suppression and other elements to assist in an emergency.  Class will be held in Yorktown on Saturdays 9 am – 5 pm, April 7th, 14th and 21st.  Cuero classes will be on Saturdays, 9 am – 5 pm and begin on April 28th, May 5th and 12th.  Yoakum classes will be on Mondays 9 am – 1 pm and begin on June 4th for 6 weeks.  Upon completion of the class, students will receive 24 hours of community service credit. Training classes for persons 18 and older will be scheduled soon. 

Contact the DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management at 361-275-0878 for more information and registration information.

Previously Reported: 

DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management is proud to announce the completion of the first Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training, youth from 13 to 18 years old. 

We will be recognizing the 5 students which completed the 24 hours of training which was held in Yorktown in January and February, 2018.   There are 2 students from Yorktown, 1 student from Nordheim and 2 students from Cuero. 

Certificates of Completion from the Texas Department of Emergency Management – Preparing Texas Program and DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management will be presented at a dinner in their honor at the 5D Steakhouse & Lounge, 632 West Main St., Yorktown, TX 78164.  Sponsors have provided the cost of the dinner for the students, however all others attending will be responsible for their food and drinks. All are welcome to attend.   

We hope you will join us to congratulate the first Teen CERT Class for DeWitt County.  We hope that this will be the beginning to getting the youth involved in the community and prepared for emergencies. 

For more information about this event or to find out more about CERT, please contact the DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management at 361-275-0878.

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