CERT Training in Dallas, 2014

Dallas CERT promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the citizens of Dallas. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic emergency response skills. There are NINE class options listed below.  All nine modules of the curriculum in order to become certified (missed/makeup classes will be considered on an individual basis). 

 Please distribute this email to other interested parties that you feel may benefit from this information.  If you are interested in registering for this class please return the attached registration and waiver to me by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank"> cassandra.wallace@dallascityhall.com  or fax (214-670-4677).  Please note the class number on your registration form.

 If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering to be a “victim” which includes moulage (makeup) and a bit of “acting” for any of the final exercises (the last day of each class), please let me know ASAP.

 
 
City of Dallas
Community Emergency Response Team
Training Class – 140916
Dallas Fire Rescue Training Academy
 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                         Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness
                                                                           Unit 2 Fire Safety
 
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                         Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations – Part 1
 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                         Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations – Part 2
 
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                         Unit 5 Search and Rescue
 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                         Unit 5 Search and Rescue (con’t)
Unit 7 Disaster Psychology
 
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                         Unit 8 Terrorism
 
Saturday, October 4, 2014           
LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED
8:00 am – 1:00 pm                                         Unit 6 CERT Organization
Unit 9 Course Review and Disaster Simulation
 
City of Dallas
Community Emergency Response Team
Training Class – 140920
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy
 
 
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
8:00 am – 9:30 am             Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness
9:30 am – 11:00 am           Unit 2 Fire Safety
11:00 am – 12:00 pm        Lunch
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm           Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations Part 1
                                                Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations Part 2
 
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
8:00 am – 12:00 pm           Unit 5 Search and Rescue
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm           Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm             Unit 6 CERT Organization
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm             Unit 7 Psychology
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm             Unit 8 Terrorism
 
Saturday, October 4, 2014
LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED
8:00 am – 12:00 pm           Unit 9 Course Review & Disaster Simulation
 
City of Dallas
Community Emergency Response Team
Training Class – 141007
Dallas Fire Rescue Training Academy
 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                         Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness
                                                                           Unit 2 Fire Safety
 
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                         Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations – Part 1
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                         Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations – Part 2
 
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                         Unit 5 Search and Rescue
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                         Unit 5 Search and Rescue (con’t)
Unit 7 Disaster Psychology
 
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, 5000 Dolphin Rd., Dallas, TX 75223
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm                                         Unit 8 Terrorism
 
Saturday, October 25, 2014         
LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED
8:00 am – 1:00 pm                                         Unit 6 CERT Organization
Unit 9 Course Review and Disaster Simulation
 

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Tech Net on the Hill

Tech Net on the Hill

The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management and the Dallas Amateur Radio Club invite
YOU to join US for Tech Net on the Hill at The Pavilion, located at Flag Pole Hill, 8100 Doran
Drive, on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Pavilion is near the intersection
of Northwest Highway and Buckner. The City of Dallas OEM sponsors CERT and RACES –
emergency response and communications assistance organizations for our communities -- and
the DARC works with the OEM to help support those.

Citizens Emergency Response Training (CERT) and RACES members will be there to greet
you with a friendly welcome, literature and applications. CERT trains citizens so that in
an emergency you will know what to do and what not to do. Surveys of disasters in other
communities have shown that a shockingly high percentage of deaths are those of the
neighbors who were trying to rescue others. Your willingness to learn and prepare can save
lives!

Dallas RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) consists of licensed amateur radio
operators who volunteer their time and equipment to provide supplemental communication
to local, county and state governments in times of emergency or natural disaster. RACES Nets
are authorized by the Federal Communications Commission per Part 97, Subpart E of the
federal regulations and by local Emergency Management offices. RACES members often help
in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by providing information to the National Weather Service during
periods of threatening or severe weather.

The DARC will be celebrating our Third Anniversary of Weekly Tech Nets and will sponsor a
Ham Radio Show and Tell. Bring your favorite ham radio rigs, antennas, coax, analyzers, or
other technological equipment for discussion. Mike Chittenden, AE5IV, is bringing his analyzer
equipment available to checkout your mobile radio system. Talk with, ask questions of, and
have fun visiting amateur radio operators from all over the DFW area. Meet and greet old and
new friends, Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ham radio operators from all over
the DFW region join us each Saturday night for Tech Net on the Air. We look forward to seeing
them in person and to seeing you!

Tech Net on the Hill this year is a joint community event with the Dallas OEM and the Dallas
Amateur Radio Club celebrating Tech Net's third year on the air! Tech Net is hosted by the
DARC every Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. on 146.88 MHz with a PL Tone of 110.9.
Join us for hot dogs and soft drinks, friendly people, interesting ham radio equipment to discuss
and Emergency Preparedness Tables to visit. Come on out and have fun!

KnoWhat2Do and KnoWhat2Do Kids - Preparedness for North Texas

The North Central Texas Council Of Governments has a very good web site about emergency preparedness:  http://www.knowwhat2do.com and http://www.knowwhat2do.com/kids.

The website is topical and current, and includes topical information for the season or for other current threats. Currently featured are topics on "Traveling For the Holidays" and "Holiday Hazards".

Main features of the website include an "Emergency Supply Kit Checklist" that you can use to put together an emergency kit for your family. Also, a step-by-step online tool helps you organize a pocket emergency plan.

A complete Spanish Language version is available at http://www.knowhat2do.com/es/.