The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area, training them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
CERT volunteers are a vital component of the Haltom City Fire Department. Skills learned in CERT classes include basic preparedness/Know What To Do, light search and rescue, fire safety, basic first aid, GPS training, damage assessment training and more. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and are subject to a background check. The class is limited to 20 participants.
CERT Classes will be held at the Central Fire Station on the following dates:
- September 13 - October 7, 2021
- Thursdays & Mondays
- 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, October 2, 2021
- 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
An online application is linked below. A PDF file authorizing a background check is also linked below. Once you apply online, fill out the background check authorization form and mail it or drop it off at the Central Fire Station:
Haltom City - Central Fire Station
5525 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX 76117
Contact Emergency Management Coordinator Bryce Davis at 817-222-7145 with any questions.