Parker County CERT
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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.
For more information read more about the citizens corps.
The 21 hour CERT classes are held twice a year in the Spring and Fall:
Spring Cert Training Schedule
The following dates have been set for our Spring Basic CERT class. Please feel free to pass along the information to anyone you think might be interested. They can just drop me an email and I will put them on the list.
The Spring Basic CERT course is a free 21 hour course and you must attend all days to receive a certificate. It will span the following dates:
Monday April 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 pm.
Saturday April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday April 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 pm.
Saturday May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The class will beheld at our Emergency Management facility at 215 Trinity ST, Weatherford on the north side of the Weatherford farmer’s market.
The topics 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
We will have youcomplete 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