Community Emergency Response Team training begins Jan. 16

Community Emergency Response Team training begins Jan. 16

The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management will offer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes for neighborhoods, community organizations or workplaces, starting Jan. 16. The free classes are taught by emergency personnel and cover basic emergency response skills.

“Community leaders, particularly those working with homeowner associations, may wish to build more community spirit and enhance cooperation when disasters happen – such as a public health emergency and severe weather events,” said Director of Emergency Management Rocky Vaz.

CERT training sessions will cover: disaster preparedness, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster psychology, terrorism and CERT, fire safety, disaster medical operations and more.

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
8-10 a.m. | Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness
10-11:15 a.m. | Unit 2 Fire Safety
11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Lunch
12-5 p.m. | Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations Part 1
Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations Part 2

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Unit 5 Search and Rescue
12-1 p.m. | Lunch
1-2 p.m. | Unit 7 Psychology
3-3:30 p.m. | Unit 8 Terrorism
3:30-5 p.m. | Unit 6 CERT Organization

Saturday, January 30, 2016
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Unit 9 Course Review & Disaster Simulation

If you are interested, classes can also be designed specific to a neighborhood and at convenient days, times and locations; each class must include at least 10 participants. Appropriate time to complete all sessions is 24 hours. All sessions are required to be completed for certification. Please contact Cassandra Wallace for more information.

For more information please contact Cassandra Wallace at 214-671-8969 or cassandra.wallace@dallascityhall.com. To learn more about CERT and to sign up for any of the above classes visit http://www.dallascert.com/training.

DOWNLOAD THE CERT RESOURCES

Dallas CERT Program Waiver and Release
Dallas CERT Registration
CERT Brochure

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