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]