Posted by Jill Lind on Dec 26, 2018
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is also a volunteer group that is trained to respond to emergencies and assist the Police and Fire Departments in various ways. Our CERT has responded to flood events as well as providing valuable services during special events.
CERT training is a 24-hour course that encompasses light firefighting, first aid, and search and rescue. It is taught in-house but CERT training obtained from any certified instructor is accepted because the CERT curriculum is standardized throughout the nation.
Our CERT has been funded by the acquisition of two federal grants that have enabled us to provide personal protective equipment as well as the team equipment that is needed for a CERT to be viable.
The Trophy Club Fire Department has scheduled a CERT class with Denton County to be held at our Fire Station in January.
CERT training at TCFD:
- Friday Jan. 18 6:30pm to 10:00pm
- Sat. Jan. 19 9:00am to 5:00pm
- Friday Jan. 25 6:30pm to 10:00pm
- Sat. Jan. 26 9:00am to 5:00pm
*Dinner on Friday night and lunch on Saturday will be provided Dinner will begin at 6:00pm
If you are interested in participating in the training leading to an opportunity to volunteer in this manner you can submit this online form above or call Anita Otterson at 682.237.2947. If you wish to participate by attending the Citizens Fire Academy.