BayCERT Septemer General Meeting: Texas EquuSearch (Meet the Instructor)

In less than a week is our monthly meeting and have we invited Texas EquuSearch…

Check out the Class flyer: Lost Is Not Alone_rev_2014_09_25_Revised

And here is a little more about our presenter:

“Ralph W. Baird, Geophysicist, President, Baird Petrophysical International, Houston

In 2005, Ralph Baird, a Texas based oil and gas geophysicist, was called by the Harris County Texas Sheriff to assist Texas EquuSearch to add new technologies to volunteer search cases and asked Ralph to help on the search for Natalee Holloway in Aruba. Ralph is an advocate for families of missing loved ones; he has conducted numerous searches using state-of-the art methods that he applied from his oil and gas exploration successes. He has served Texas EquuSearch as a director and as technical advisor.

Ralph graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1971, and worked for ConocoPhillips and helped organize Fairfield Industries in 1976 before founding Baird Petrophysical International in 1978, and co-founding PetroDevelopment Advisors in 2008.

Ralph served on the board of directors of the International Year of Planet Earth, a UN/UNESCO supported initiative aimed at education of youth about Earth science and is now senior advisor for its successor organization Earth Science Matters Foundation, based in The Netherlands.

The Petroleum History Institute presented Ralph Baird with its highest honor, the Edwin L. Drake Legendary Oilman Award for 2011.”

Posted in CERT | Comments Off

BayCERT Members Needed for La Porte Health & Safety Fair on September 20th at 9am

BayCERT will have a booth at the La Porte Health and Safety Fair, Saturday, September 20, at the La Porte High School, 301 E. Fairmont Parkway.

We need members to help man the booth from 9am-11 am and 11am to 1pm, no experience needed. This is always a well attended, fun, family event.

If you would like to help please let me know and I will forward the exhibitor parking pass information to you.

Be Safe,

Ronica Hall

Posted in CERT | Comments Off

BayCERT Monthly Meeting – August 28th (Wild Well Control)


We have an aweseom presentation scheduled for this month’s BayCERT General Meeting on Thursday, August 28th at 7pm… We’ll meet at the La Porte Police Department (3001 N 23rd St, La Porte, TX 77571) this month.


Wild Well Control has been providing firefighting, well control, and training services to oil and gas operators around the world for 38 years, responding on an average to over 50 well control events each year. Wild Well Control’s clients include major, independent, multi-national and state-owned oil and gas companies. They respond to well control emergencies at onshore, inland waters offshore and deep well locations.

They are primary responders to more than 80 percent of well blowouts globally. Wild Well Control engineers also judge Haz-Mat Identification at the annual CERT Rodeo.

We hope you’ll mark your calendars and join us!

Be Safe,

Jenna :) KF5KDQ
Follow BayCERT: Website Facebook

Posted in CERT | Comments Off

BayCERT – Officially a 501c Tax Exempt Entity!

We officially are a tax exempt entity!  Our application was approved March 1, 2014.  The letter of determination was never received.  They are sending another letter with confirmation. Time to celebrate!


Posted in CERT | Comments Off

Deer Park Final CERT Drill – Thusday, August 7th at 5:30ish


In just a couple short week’s we’ll be welcoming the Deer Park CERT Graduates into the BayCERT Team!

Come out to the drill an help us give them a great big warm welcome by volunteering to be “victims” for their drill or help with moulage!

Date: Thursday, August 7th
Moulage Artist/Victims: 5:45pm – 6:15pm
Drill Start Time: 6:30pm
Location: City of Deer Park, Community Center (610 E. San Augustine, Deer Park, TX 77536)

Call for Victims: We that you wear old clothes that are breathable (some of the drill may be outside) that can be ripped and ruined.

Note from Lionel of HCOHSEM:

“Thanks for your help! All the information is correct, please have everyone report to Room 12, for now. We are going to do the exercise, or at least most of it, inside. Malcolm and I will finalize how it will flow this week. We will likely have/need no more than 6 ‘live’ victims and the rest will be rescue dummies.

Thanks again!”

Be Safe,

Jenna – KF5KDQ
BayCERT Secretary 2014

Posted in CERT | Comments Off

July General Meeting – THIS Friday at the Webster First Station #1

Just a friendly reminder that this Thursday, July 24th is our Monthly General Meeting and we’re getting a hands on 1st Aid & Trauma Treatment refresher from our very own Don Gilsepie and Bob Rivesman!

Date: 07/24/14

Time: 7pm

Location: Webster First Station #1 ( 18300 State Hwy 3; Webster, TX 77598 )

Below you’ll find the agenda.

We look forward to seeing you Thursday!

If you have any games to donate for our Shelter Kit, please bring them Thursday night for collection :)

——————- AGENDA ——————

Because one of the most important elements of First Aidin an emergency setting is Triage, we are going to review the Primary Assessment of a victim.




C-Control Bleeding


E-Exposure– Environmental Control

CONSCIOUS Victim (Complete Head to Toe Exam)

ABCDE (see above)


S-Signs and Symptoms



P-Past Medical History

L-Last Oral Intake – Food – Pills – Drugs

E-Events leading up to injury


D- Deformities

O- Open Injuries

T- Tenderness

S- Swelling


T- Temperature

P- Pulse

R- Respiration

Hands on Primary Assessment


Be Safe,

Jenna Contenta – KF5KDQ


Posted in CERT | Comments Off

Next CERT Training Class in Seabrook – Tell you friends!

Tell your friends and family!

The next CERT training class in Seabrook will be held each Thursday, beginning Oct. 2, 2014, at the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Station, 6:30-9:30 pm.  Graduates receive the CERT backpack with medical kit, hard hat, gloves and tools.

For more information about BayCERT and the upcoming class, contact , or call 281-326-5644.  For information about CERT go to .

Share our Flyer! 100214 Seabrook CERT Flyer

Posted in CERT | Comments Off

BayCERT General Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes are up! 06-26-14 BayCERT Monthly Meeting Minutes

Posted in CERT | Comments Off

Volunteers Needed for 4th of July

The City of Seabrook is planning its annual Children’s 4th of July Parade and Party at Meador Park and is in need of volunteers to help with the games and rides for about an hour and a half.

Also, BayCERT has an information table to distribute CERT information at the event. If you can help with our table or the rides please let me know at your earliest convenience. The Parade starts at 10.

Ronica Hall

Posted in CERT | Comments Off

Donations Requested for Shelter Events – Games

Members, we are in need of games such as Monopoly Empire, Life, cards, poker chips, activities for our young “disaster drill victims”. This became evident at our recent Shelter Management Drill, May 29, at the Seabrook Community House. We had approximately 15 teenagers who needed something to do while waiting. Activities for smaller children are needed also.

Please let me know if you can contribute.


Posted in CERT | Comments Off