Parker County CERT
Community Liaison For Emergency Preparedness Kit Marshall Video
Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Citizen Corps was created to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. It provides opportunities for people to participate in a range of measures to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.
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The 21 hour CERT classes are held twice a year in the Spring and Fall:
Looking for an opportunity to receive free training that can make a difference in an emergency?
Parker County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes for the fall of 2019 have been set. The fall CERT 317 course is a free 21 hour course. One must attend all days to receive a certificate. It will span the following dates:
Monday Oct 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday November 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday November 4 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday November 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The classes will be held at the Emergency Management Building at 215 Trinity Street, Weatherford on the north side of the Weatherford farmer’s market.
Parker County Community Liaison for Emergency Preparedness Kit Marshall, said that CERT is an all-hazard training designed to help residents help themselves, family, friends and neighbors in an emergency situation.
“CERT volunteers are trained in basic disaster skills to respond effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in danger,” Marshall said. “The level of training equips CERT members to assist during a disaster until professional fire, police and EMS arrive on scene which could be anywhere from a couple of minutes to hours, depending on the situation.”
Topics to be taught are as follows:
Unit 1….Emergency Preparedness
Unit 2….Fire Safety
Unit 3…Medical ops 1
Unit 4…Medical ops 2
Unit 5… Light Search and Rescue
Unit 6… CERT organization
Unit 7…Disaster Psychology
Unit 8…CERT and Terrorism
Unit 9….wrap up, test, and exercise
For more information or to sign up contact Kit Marshall at email@example.com or by calling Parker County Emergency Management at 817-598-0969.
We will have you complete paperwork on the first day. Bring pen and paper; we will provide thebook and other training supplies.
Let me know if youhave any questions!
To sign up please complete the following application and email
Community Emergency Response Teams
Parker County government prepares for everyday emergencies. However, during a disaster, the number and scope of incidents can overwhelm conventional emergency services. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help us protect ourselves, our families, our neighbors and our county in an emergency situation.
CERT will be a group of volunteers at least 18 years of age trained specifically to be able to function as first responders during a disaster until professional fire, police and EMS units arrive on the scene which could range from a couple of minutes to hours.
CERT training promotes partnership between emergency service providers and the community they serve. CERT members will be worked into the emergency response capabilities of the county and six will be utilized as such.
CERT Volunteers are trained to respond effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in danger.
CERT training is free to all volunteers.
CERT’s primary mission is to take care of ourselves and then the residents of the county in the event first responders are overwhelmed.
CERT can become a tremendous resource to the emergency responders, and also the county.
CERT volunteers will be trained and will serve in a variety of emergency roles, including but not limited to:
- Fire Suppression
- Search and Rescue
- Traffic Control
- Damage Assessment
- EOC assistance
- Scene Security
- Debris ClearancePublic Education