After a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, the Emergency Management department is excited to announce that Plano CERT is reactivating! The first basic training course begins Tuesday, August 30. Classes will be every Tuesday (and some Wednesdays) for eight weeks. This nationally-supported, locally-implemented program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness during hazards.
Volunteers are trained in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Professional first responders can rely on CERT-trained individuals during emergencies, which allows responders to focus on more complex tasks. Check out some of the other events and disaster relief efforts CERT supports.
Team Plano employees can join CERT with these qualifications:
On the last day of class, attendees participate in a is a full-scale disaster drill! This allows the group to apply the CERT training learned.
The fall class is full, but you can register now for the next Plano CERT Basic Training course which starts January 2023! Sign up here for the upcoming course.
Contact Rebecca Stephens, emergency management specialist and CERT program manager if you have questions.