Rowlett CERT will be hosting the When Disaster Strikes: Prepare, Act, Survive class on March 5th and 6th, 2022. The two day course is presented by professional TEEX instructors and is free of charge for participants. Details are below but this class is for any member of the public who may be impacted by a disaster. Please forward the information to your respective organizations, congregations, and businesses as anyone is welcome to attend.
For further information and to register for the course, please go to: When Disaster Strikes: Prepare, Act, Survive | TEEX.ORG
Registrants will need to sign up for a TEEX student account, but this is also free and easy.
This course is designed to prepare individuals who may be directly affected by a disaster to help themselves, their family and other community members. Participants will learn how to develop a family preparedness plan, practice self-rescue, perform search and light rescue techniques, and understand the recovery process.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Must attend 80% of the course
Must pass a post test with a score of 70%
Parental consent form if under 18 years of age
Recommended Course Attire
Please wear weather appropriate, comfortable clothing and footwear for inside and outside activities. You will not need any specialized personal protective equipment for this class.
Walking and moving
- Survivor vs victim
- Community threats
- Community response capability
- Family preparedness plan
- Disaster survival
- Individual assessment (SALT)
- Search and light rescue techniques
- Scene safety and damage assessment
- Neighborhood accountability
- Interacting with responders
- Recovery and resiliency
The target audience encompasses the whole community approach, including, but not restricted to:
- Church Groups
- Volunteer Fire Departments
- Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
- Youth Groups
- American Red Cross (ARC)
- Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and members of the general community who may find themselves in the impact zone of an incident and in the absence of emergency responders.
This training does not qualify the participants to serve in an emergency responder role.
If you would like any additional information, please contact Erik at 214-709-3078
Erik Ernst | Director – Rowlett CERT | VP – Rowlett Citizens Corps Council
firstname.lastname@example.org | 214-709-3078 | KE5ZCY