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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) CourseNorth Hays Fire Department
400 Sportsplex
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
07/09/2019 - 08/03/2019 27 View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseLaredo DPS
1901 Bob Bullock Loop
Rio Bravo, TX 78043
07/20/2019 - 07/27/2019 21 View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseEuless Police Department
1102 W. Euless Blvd
Euless, TX 76040
07/25/2019 - 09/12/2019 By Invitation Only View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseFire Station #8
3510 E. Grimes
Harlingen, TX 78550
07/27/2019 - 08/10/2019 18 View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseBosque County Sheriff's Office
266 FM 2740
Meridian, TX 76665
08/02/2019 - 08/10/2019 2 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
09/05/2019 - 09/14/2019 27 View Details
View class G-317 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) CourseKilleen Fire Academy
201 N. 28th Street
Killeen, TX 76541
09/27/2019 - 10/05/2019 25 View Details
       
Total of 7
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