Spanish Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for Spanish – speaking residents to begin Jan. 13 

Spanish Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for Spanish – speaking residents to begin Jan. 13 

The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is offering its quarterly Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course to all interested residents starting Jan. 13. The free classes are taught by trained staff, cover basic emergency response skills, and culminates with a realistic disaster scenario and volunteer “victims.” 

“It is our goal to provide CERT training to all interested residents that may wish to build more community spirit and enhance their ability to help themselves, their families, and their neighbors in the event of disasters.” said Dallas CERT Program Manager, Cassandra Wallace. 

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

The CERT course for the month of January will be available in Spanish only.  

Classes will be held at the Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Road., Dallas, TX 75223 

The course schedule is as follows:  

Saturday, January 13, 2023 

8:00 am – 10:30 am Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Unit 6 Fire Safety 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch 

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations Part 1 

Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations Part 2 

Saturday, January 20, 2023 

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Unit 7 Search & Rescue 

12:00 pm –1:00 pm Lunch 

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Unit 2 CERT Organization 

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Unit 5 Psychology 

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Unit 8 Terrorism 

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Day 3 Morning Walkthrough 

Saturday, January 27, 2023 

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Unit 9 Course Review & Final Exercise 

All sessions must be completed to receive a course completion certificate. 

The deadline to register for the January Spanish CERT trainings is Jan. 9.  

For more information, contact Cassandra Wallace at (214) 67—1-8969 or [email protected]. To learn more about CERT and to register for the above course, visit 

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