Rowlett residents encouraged to participate in Community Emergency Response Team class

(ROWLETT-December 17, 2012) The Rowlett Citizen Corps Council will sponsor a two-day Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class on Saturday, February 16th and 23rd, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

During a natural or man-made disaster, CERT teams assist Fire and Police in doing damage assessment, accounting for residents and securing quick, accessible routes into their neighborhood.  Our teams also help search for missing persons, and assist with evacuations, traffic control, courtesy patrols and City events.  The Rowlett area CERT team is actively recruiting residents to be trained in the CERT program which includes Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, and Fire Suppression following FEMA guidelines.

The class is open to the public.  A course fee of $20 covers disposable materials used in the class.  For more information or to register for the class, go to or email .  For more information, call 214-417-4852.

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