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2017 Basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course Schedule

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The City of Arlington Fire Department is pleased to announce 2 upcoming offerings of the Basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Basic CERT #2

Arlington Fire Training Center
5501 Ron McAndrew Drive
Arlington, TX 76013

June 9  6:00pm – 9:00pm
June 10  8:00am – 4:00pm
June 17  8:00am – 4:00pm

CERT Basic Training is a free course and attendance is required for all 3 days to receive your certificate. You must be at least 18 years old to register.

Registration for the courses will close once it reaches capacity so register quickly!

June Basic Training

If you have questions please contact the Office of Emergency Management at 817-459-6939 or email us at OEM@arlingtontx.gov.

If you would like to become an Arlington Fire Department volunteer, completion of CERT Basic Training is mandatory. Click here to learn more.