BayCERT is a combination of CERT members from the Seabrook, La Porte and Webster areas. The two teams joined together to help increase awareness of CERT in the Bay Area. CERT is a nation-wide program of individuals trained to respond to local emergencies and is part of the Harris County Citizen Corps. The CERT program is a 24 hour training class for local citizens to respond in a disaster situaton with emphasis on fire suppression, urban search and rescue and medical operations. The training includes basic first aid, basic fire-fighting, how to manage to utility connections following a disaster, how to evaluate a damaged structure and to safely search if for victims, how to communicate with local emergency service agencies, and more. The disasters covered are the kinds seen in our area, such as tornados, hurricanes, tropical storms, wide-area fires and chemical emergencies.
- La Porte
- and more to come!