South TX Area:
The Community Emergency Response Team program trains volunteers to prepare for the types of disasters that their community may face through hands-on practice and realistic exercises.
CERT members learn how to:
help organize basic disaster response
to promote preparedness by hosting and participating in community events
how to safely respond to man-made and natural hazards.
The CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that many impact their area and trains them on basic disaster response skills.
Some topics are fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster psychology, terrorism awareness and basic disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach in volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.
To find out more about how you can serve, contact their office:
Harlingen CERT 2420 N. FM 509 Harlingen, TX 78550 (956) 230-8011
Website: Harlingen CERT