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                                             Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course

NOTE:  When registering, there are no pre-requisites for the CERT Course. The instructor will be providing some books, so don’t worry about downloading any
materials at this time.  The registration approval takes a few days.  

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.

Class Name:         Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course     Course Number: G-317        
Date Span:            April 3, 2020 - April 5, 2020
Class Times:         April 3rd  12:00 - 19:00    April 4th   09:00 - 17:00     April 5th  09:00 - 17:00
Location:               Davis Mountain State Park - TX-118 N. Park Rd. 3, Fort Davis, TX 79734  Jeff Davis County
Region:                 Rio Grande Council of Governments     Instructor:  Hildreth, Richard   Provider:        FEMA - Emergency Management Institute
Point of Contact:  Avelardo Talavera   Texas Division of Emergency Management  915-276-6528  al.talavera@tdem.texas.gov        
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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.

Certificates:  N/A

Cost:  No tuition is charged.

Click here to log in and register:  
https://www.preparingtexas.org/DeliveryDetails.aspx?classid=ad229153-8e4d-4ee6-8351-ba427b398abc
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