Fire Department

Posted on: August 7, 2017

Train for Disasters with Allen CERT

CERT members participate in training exercise

The Allen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is accepting applications for its 2017 Basic Training Course.

CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT volunteers are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects.

To become a member of Allen CERT, you must live or work in the City of Allen and complete a 20-hour instructor-led basic training course. The cost is free and students must be at least 18 years old.

The 2017 Basic Training Course will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m., September 14 through November 2. The course will end with a four-hour disaster simulation on Saturday, November 4 from 8 a.m. to noon. Sign up now.

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