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Course Description

G-317 - Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course

This course is intended to provide the knowledge and skills citizen volunteers need to effectively serve their community; efforts to prepare for local emergencies and respond to them are the focus. Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) are organized, trained, and equipped to educate the public regarding emergency preparedness and perform many of the emergency functions needed in the aftermath of a disaster. CERTs coordinate their efforts with, and are intended to supplement the efforts of, a community’s professional emergency response staff.

The CERT course consists of eight modules, which address:
• Disaster preparedness
• Fire suppression
• Disaster medical operations (2 modules)
• Light search and rescue
• Team organization and disaster psychology
• Terrorism and CERT
• Course review and disaster simulation

How this course is offered:

Basic CERT Training classes are offered by local CERTs as well as by local organizations that are trying to establish teams. CERTs, and organizations trying to establish them, normally disseminate information on the availability of CERT Training to local volunteer groups and through the local media. If you are interested in participating in the CERT program, check the federal CERT web site for a list of CERT programs in your area and call the point of contact listed to obtain information on your local CERT organization and training schedule.

TDEM does not provide training materials. Training materials can be downloaded from the following FEMA site: http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams/training-materials


Prerequisites & Other Information:
No previous experience in emergency service is required, but participants should have an interest in such service and a willingness to serve once trained. As CERT responsibilities include disaster preparedness, fire suppression, disaster medical aid, and light search and rescue, individuals with training and skills in these areas may be particularly useful as CERT members.

Cost:
No tuition is charged.



Course Specifics

Hours: 24.00
Provider: FEMA - Emergency Management Institute
Sponsor: FEMA
Disciplines: Emergency Management
Public Health
Volunteer Organization



Available Classes

ViewCourse NumberClass NameLocationDatesSeats Available 
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseKiva Hut Community Center
402 Park Street
Taft, TX 78390
02/20/2020 - 04/04/2020 25 View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseWimberley Precinct 3
200 Stillwater Drive, Suite 102
Wimberley, TX 78676
03/03/2020 - 03/28/2020 38 View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseCedar Park Emergency Operations Center
450 Cypress Creek Rd, Building 6
Cedar Park, TX 78613
03/05/2020 - 03/14/2020 WAITLIST View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseLa Grulla Fire Department
268 FM 2360
Grulla, TX 78548
03/07/2020 - 03/21/2020 60 View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseCity of Fort Worth Police Dept –Old Academy
1000 Calvert St
Fort Worth, TX 76115
03/14/2020 - 03/28/2020 36 View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseHarlingen EOC
24200 N FM 509
Harlingen, TX 78550
03/21/2020 - 04/04/2020 15 View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseWindcrest Civic Center
9310 Jim Seal Drive
Windcrest, TX 78239
03/24/2020 - 04/07/2020 16 View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseDavis Mountain State Park
TX-118 N. Park Rd. 3
Fort Davis, TX 79734
04/03/2020 - 04/05/2020 33 View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseWerland Training Room - ACP
1340 Airport Commerce Drive
Austin, TX 78741
04/09/2020 - 04/30/2020 32 View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseOfficer Thomas Delong FWPD\City of Fort Worth
1000 Calvert St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
05/12/2020 - 05/28/2020 39 View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseCamp Thicket
3301 S. International
Weslaco, TX 78596
06/14/2020 - 06/17/2020 109 View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseBexar County FMO
9810 Southton RD
San Antonio, TX 78223
08/14/2020 - 08/16/2020 23 View Details
       
Total of 12
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