The course teaches citizens the basics of disaster preparedness. Students learn fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and medical operation skills. Upon completion, graduates receive FEMA and CERT certificates.
The course takes place Friday, January 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, February 1 to Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. On Sunday, February 2, course participants will put their new skills to work during a live simulation.
Registration for the January/February 2020 CERT course is now open! Registration is mandatory. Walk-ins will not be accepted. The course can accommodate 32 students on a first come, first served basis. We welcome participants starting at age 16 with parental consent for those under 18. Accepted students will receive an email to confirm their participation. Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 24, 2020.
Ready to register? Follow these three steps to complete your application for the Helotes CERT course:
1. Download and review the City of Helotes Media Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement. Save a signed copy of this document to your computer. You will need to upload this document within your Helotes CERT application. Access the agreement by clicking here.
2. Complete the online Helotes CERT application. Click here to complete the online application. Ensure you have a copy of the signed City of Helotes Media Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement accessible as a copy of this document will be required to complete the application.
For more information about the course or registration, contact Skylar at (210) 695-5939.