West U Hosting Second CERT Training Class in February
The City of West U will offer its second Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in February 2013.
Training will be held at the West University Place Community Building, 6104 Auden.
Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. starting Feb. 25 and ending April 22. Class size is limited to 30 students.
The basic CERT training program is a 24-hour course, typically delivered one evening per week over an 8-week period. Training sessions cover disaster preparedness, fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, team organization, and a new module on terrorism to educate CERT members about BNICE agents: Biological, Nuclear, Incendiary, Chemical, and Explosive. This module will help CERT members identify situations where these agents may have been used and protective actions that they should take. The training concludes with a disaster simulation in which participants practice skills that they learned throughout the course.
For more information on CERT visit http://www.harriscountycitizencorps.com/volunteer/orgabstract.asp?org=10
To register, call the West University Place Fire Department at (713) 662-5835 and ask for the officer in charge.