The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is also a volunteer group that is trained to respond to emergencies and assist the Police and Fire Departments in various ways. Our CERT has responded to flood events as well as providing valuable services during special events.
CERT training is a 24-hour course that encompasses light firefighting, first aid, and search and rescue. It is taught in-house but CERT training obtained from any certified instructor is accepted because the CERT curriculum is standardized throughout the nation.
In Trophy Club, CERT members are required to complete either a Citizen Police or Citizens Fire Academy prior to attending CERT training. Our CERT has been funded by the acquisition of two federal grants that have enabled us to provide personal protective equipment as well as the team equipment that is needed for a CERT to be viable.
If you are interested in participating in the training leading to an opportunity to volunteer in this manner you can submit this online form (PDF) or call Anita Otterson at 682.237.2947. If you wish to participate, sign up and attend the Trophy Club Citizens Fire Academy.