Training will begin April 30 for volunteers who wish to be part of Parker County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
The CERT program is designed to help protect families, friends and neighbors and Parker County in an emergency situation.
CERT volunteers undergo a 21-hour training program divided into four sessions. The training provides volunteers with basic disaster skills to respond effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in danger. The level of training equips CERT members to function as a first responders during disasters until professional fire, police and EMS arrive on scene.
The free training sessions will be held at Parker County’s Emergency Management facility at 215 Trinity St. in Weatherford. For more information, or to RSVP for the classes, call Kit Marshall at 817-598-0969 or email .
For those who may not want to commit to the team, they are welcome to take the training without actually joining the CERT Team.
CERT classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30; from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, May 2; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7; and from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, May 9.