West U’s Community Emergency Response Team Training is Full
The City of West U’s Community Emergency Response Team training has filled to capacity.
The city is offering its first CERT training in September. The 8-week training course will be held at the Community Center, 6104 Auden, from Sept. 19 – Nov. 7. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Residents who are interested in taking the class, but were not able to register for West U’s training, can visit the Harris County Citizen Corps website to look for additional classes.
CERT training educates residents about the hazards they face in their community and trains them in lifesaving skills. Residents with CERT training can assist in their neighborhoods during a disaster to help when profession first responders are overwhelmed or not immediately available, according to the Harris County Citizen Corps website.
The training sessions will 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 Biological Nuclear Incendiary Chemical Explosive (BNICE) agents.
The training concludes with a disaster simulation in which participants practice skills that they learned throughout the course.