TEXSAR Members Complete CERT Train the Trainer Course

Four of our members completed the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train the Trainer course this week held by the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and FEMA. This new training capability allows TEXSAR to assist rural jurisdictions and volunteer fire departments as well as “Teen Cert” programs in area high schools to create, train and maintain CERT programs that will provide them with “force multipliers” to respond to large incidents and assist with other responsibilities. TEXSAR will work with various entities, including regional councils of governments and TDEM, to deliver this training and CERT program management.