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CERT

Serving others in times of need...

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of dedicated volunteers trained to deal with a variety of disaster preparation and response scenarios.  For more information on CERT please click here.

The Fulshear CERT recently completed its Basic Training conducted by the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management.  The training included Medical Pod Operations, Basic Firefighting, Basic Search and Rescue, Basic Medical Triage and an Introduction to HazMat response. Click here to see pics from our training.

Advanced Training Topics

For current CERT Team Members interested in furthering their training the list below details potential advanced trainings and links to information on those topics:

From the American Red Cross:

From the Emergency Management Institute:

From the American Heart Association:

  • Basic Life Support
  • AHA Heart Saver/ CPR/ AED

For those Team Members that have completed the Emergency Medical Responder/ First Responder Training listed above:

From the American College of Emergency Physicians/ National Association of EMT's/ American Academy of Pediatrics:

  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS); National Association of EMTS
  • Pediatric Pre-Hospital Care (PPC) National Association of EMTS & American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergencies for Pre-hospital Providers (PEPP) American Academy of Pediatrics

The following courses are for those individuals who wish to pursue programs supporting the Local Emergency Preparedness Committees:

National Domestic Preparedness Consortium Awareness Courses:

  • Standardized Awareness Authorized Training/ CBRNE/ ERG (U.S. Dept of Homeland Security; National Center for Domestic Preparedness, Fort McClellan, Alabama)
  • Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings Awareness (U.S. Dept of Homeland Security; New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT), Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) Socorro, New Mexico)
  • Emergency Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts;  (U.S. Dept of Homeland Security; National Fire Academy, Community Research Associates)
  • Emergency Response to Terrorism: Operations; (U.S. Dept of Homeland Security; International Association of Fire Fighters)
  • WMD Radiological & Nuclear Awareness (U.S. Dept of Homeland Security;  U.S. Dept of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, National Exercise, Test and Training Center, Counter Terrorism Operations Support, Nevada Test Site)