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

Change!! Hurricane Preparedness NEW DATES !!

The Texas Department of Public Safety Hurricane Preparedness exercise at Ellington Field, Friday, May 30, 2014 has been cancelled. It will be held June 26 and 27

Posted in CERT | Comments Off

BayCERT Volunteer Opportunity, (NEW DATES)


We only have 5 people (Ronica, Kim G, Trisha, Frank P and Brian W) confirmed to support this event on June 26&27 and we’re hoping to supply a large number of volunteers for this very rare and prestigious event.

———– Original Message ———–

For the past two years, the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management has hosted a highly successful and exciting one-day showcase and exercise as part of Hurricane Preparedness Week to highlight state response assets. This year the event has been expanded to include local resources. They are inviting BayCERT members to attend this year’s event at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Texas, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014. The team would need to be in place by 7am; and are in need of 20 – 24 volunteers! Since 2012, the showcase and exercise has provided an extremely effective avenue for highlighting the emergency management community’s scope of response capabilities and resources to the media, legislators, and legislative staff.

If you need more information, please contact Emergency Management Coordinator, Joe Ferro at (281) 316-3712.

Only if you are interested, please email


Be Safe,

Posted in CERT | Comments Off