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Fort Bend County
Office of Emergency Management


Contact:Fort Bend County OEM
Phone: (281) 342-6185
Fax: (281) 342-4798
OEM@FortBendCountyTX.gov
307 Fort Street
Richmond, TX 77469
Fort Bend County
Office of Emergency Management

December brings another batch of Community Emergency Response Team graduates

Thirty-eight people graduated from the Fort Bend County CERT program

Posted February 14, 2014 5:09:33 AM CST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fort Bend County CERT members complete their graduation exercise at the Fort Bend OEM

Richmond, Texas - On Sunday, December 15, 2013, thirty-eight local residents attended the graduation exercise of the Fort Bend County Community Emergency Response Team. Practicing skills learned in their CERT training, ten volunteer team members worked through a mock tornado disaster with twenty-eight additional volunteers serving as disaster victims.  Held at the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management, the exercise provided the team member an opportunity to practice the skills they learned in the CERT class.

The CERT program gives citizens an overview of skills necessary to respond to emergencies within their own neighborhood and community before public safety arrives.  They are taught basic fire suppression, first aid, triage, psychological first aid and incident command.  Additionally, CERT volunteers review the basic concepts of hazardous materials and terrorism response. 

CERT training is offered free of charge by the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management.  If your group or organization is interested in training your own Community Emergency Response Team, contact our office for more details.

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Fort Bend County is located in the Texas Southeast, immediately South and West of Harris County and the city of Houston. It is the home of over 500,000 people and is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. For more information about Fort Bend County, visit the county homepage at http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov.

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) was established to protect the residents and property of Fort Bend County from damage relating to disasters. The OEM accomplishes this through effective planning, preparation, response and recovery. For more information about the Fort Bend County OEM, visit the OEM homepage at http://www.fbcoem.org.

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