Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Are you prepared for a natural or man-made disaster?
What about your family?
The next Sachse CERT class will be held:
February 22nd and February 29th 2020
(Attendance on consecutive Saturdays is required!)
For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sachse CERT program educates the public about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as light search & rescue, disaster medical operations, team organization and fire safety. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT trained individuals learn to assist their family, neighbors and co-workers following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
Training is conducted by FEMA certified staff and First Responders using a nationally recognized curriculum. This course gives students training in disaster psychology, first aid, triage, search & rescue, fire suppression, hazard recognition, disaster types and more!
The course concludes with a Capstone Drill where students work together as a team through a simulated disaster scene, using the hands-on skills learned. The drill is a continuation of the learning process and instructors are embedded with the teams to provide guidance.
Minimum Age: 18 years of age, as of the first day of class, or 16 with parental consent and parental participation.
The course is open to adjacent cities, but Sachse residents will have first priority as the class fills.
Active participation with a CERT group is NOT a requirement upon completion, but MANY rewarding opportunities to give back to your community are available once you are trained. The G-317 certificate is recognized in every state and municipality.
CERT Class Fee $25 - this fee pays for disposable supplies, lunch both days and other costs for conducting the CERT G-317 class. The fee is refundable in case of cancelation up to 48-hours prior to the start of the class. No refunds for cancelations within 48-hours of the class or no shows.
Class is Held at the Sachse EOC located in the Public Safety building. 3815 Sachse Rd, Building D, Sachse, Texas 75048
REQUIRED FORMS TO ATTEND CLASS:
Sachse CERT / City of Sachse Liability Waiver
We will be able to notarize the form when you check in. Please come a few minutes early to complete the notary process and be sure to bring your driver's license or other form of identification.
CERT Responder Information:
Sachse CERT encourages citizens to take preparedness seriously in order to minimize loss of life and property in a disaster. If you have any questions please email email@example.com. The class is taught using the FEMA curriculum, but does not automatically make you part of an active response team. Graduates who live or work in Sachse, or surrounding communities are welcome to join a SCC sponsored team after completing an additional orientation session and background check.
CERT Responder Recommended Training:
IS-315: CERT Supplemental Training: The Incident Command System (Online Course)
IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System
Winter 2016 CERT Class
From the Sachse News
Acting out an emergency to CERT-ify trainees
Rooms in Northplace Church in Sachse were dark last weekend and screams and pleas from "victims" were heard as members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) scrambled through the building to save lives wherever they could.
Thankfully this wasn’t a real emergency. It was the 2016 CERT class completing their final scenario – the Capstone Drill.
Please continue reading on the Sachse News website: