CERT Program

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The CERT Program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergencies in their community during times of disaster. Participants receive training in the following areas:
  • Basic emergency medical care
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Fire suppression
  • Light search and rescue techniques
  • Other topics as taught by professional first responders
Volunteer Your Talents & Time
We're looking for CERT class recruits with talents in the following areas:
  • Computer/web design skills
  • Communications/education
  • Legal and tax expertise
  • Phone calling
  • Runners
CERT Training
The Burleson Fire Marshal’s office is hosting CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training the first two weeks of March 2016. All classes, except possibly the final class, will be hosted at Burleson Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd.
 
  • Tuesday, August 30, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Disaster Preparedness and Fire Safety
  • Thursday, September 1, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Disaster Medical Operations
  • Tuesday, September 6,  6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Light Search and Rescue and CERT Organization
  • Thursday, September 8, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Disaster Psychology and Terrorism & CERT
  • Saturday, September 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Course Review, disaster simulation and final exam 
Students will learn how to manage utilities and put out small fires; open airways, control bleeding, and treat for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; organize as a team; and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.

You do not have to join the team to go through training. Classes are open to citizens of Burleson, or employees of a Burleson business, who are at least 18 years old. The City will do a background check of all CERT applicants. 

Contact Us

  1. Stacy Singleton
    Fire Marshal
    Email
    817-426-9174

    Jessica Eiswald
    Fire Inspector/Investigator
    Email
    817-426-9177

    Fire Marshal's Office
    828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd. (physical)
    141 W. Renfro St. (mailing)
    Burleson, TX 76028-4296

    Staff Directory
More Information
If you would like to join the CERT Program, download the application (PDF) and contact Fire Inspector/Investigator Jessica Eiswald at 817-426-9177.
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