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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Join CERT, the community disaster response team

Find out how you can be part of a disaster response team. The Burleson Fire Marshal’s office is hosting a 5-day CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training in April. All classes, except possibly the final class, will be hosted at Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd.

The dates are:

  • Tuesday, April 9, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Disaster Preparation and Disaster Psychology
  • Thursday, April 11, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Light Search and Rescue, CERT Organization and CERT Documentation
  • Tuesday, April 16, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Disaster Medical Operations
  • Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Terrorism & CERT and Fire Safety
  • Saturday, April 20, 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.

To be CERT certified you are required to attend all five April classes. If you miss a class, you will have to attend the City’s next training in Burleson (or training offered in the surrounding area). You only have to attend the portion that you miss, not all five days.

CERT members are critical in giving support to family, friends, and neighbors in their immediate area until first responders arrive. 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.

For more information about the program.

If you would like to join the CERT Program, contact Fire Inspector/Investigator Jessica Eiswald at 817-426-9177 or email. The City will do a background check of all CERT applicants.


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