Galveston County

Office of Emergency Management

CERT Academy February 2017

Thank you for your interest in the Galveston County CERT Academy in February 2017. This academy will be held at the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management at 1353 FM 646 West, Dickinson, 77539. We will be in the 2nd floor classroom.

The academy is a 24 hour course of instruction, and you must attend all class time to complete and be eligible for graduation. Some absences can be made up during the academy, other absences may need to be made up in another academy. The dates and times of this academy will be February 8, 9, 15, 16 from 6pm-10pm each night. Then on Saturday, Feb. 18th from 8am-4m. The Saturday will be skills practice in the morning and the Disaster Drill and Graduation in the afternoon. If you have to miss Saturday the 18th, you will have to make this day up in another academy in order to graduate.

You will need to wear clothes that are comfortable and appropriate for doing skills that will require getting up and down on the ground. Please do no wear open toed shoes, boots are best but tennis shoes will do fine. We will provide you with protective equipment to wear for your safety.

You are welcome to bring snacks or drinks, please bring them in a cooler or container marked with your name. There are no vending machines in the building. Please clean up your area and do not leave food and trash in the classroom.

We will be learning about team work, what CERT is, fire extinguishers, utilities safety, medical operations, light urban search and rescue, Incident Command System, terrorism and CERTs, and Psychology of the disaster. We also offer First aid and CPR classes to all who attend the academy free of cost but on different dates.

We hope that you enjoy the CERT academy, and please fill out the survey to be registered in the course. You may not receive any confirmation but if you complete the survey and submit it, you are registered!