East Tex CERT training to be held in July

by | Jun 24, 2021 | Latest

Those interested in joining the EastTex Community Emer­gency Response Team (CERT) will soon have the opportunity to do so.

The two-day class will be held in the city of Sunnyvale, July 24 and July 31. Once train­ing is completed, an individual will be a probationary member of the team. The probation pe­riod ends after one year.

CERT is a FEMA sponsored national organization of volun­teers that focuses on prepared­ness and, depending on the mu­nicipality in which they serve, is called out to assist first re­sponders in a variety of efforts. EastTex CERT is primarily used to search for missing persons, although they have helped after major disasters such as a torna­do touching down.

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By Dustin Butler[email protected]

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