Back by popular demand, the Helotes Dispatch Center is hosting a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course! 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 Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. On Sunday, August 19, course participants will put their new skills to work during a live simulation.
Registration for the August CERT course is now open! Registration is mandatory. Walk-ins will not be accepted. The course can accommodate 30 students on a first come, first served basis. Accepted students will receive an email to confirm their participation. Applications will be accepted until Friday, August 10, 2018.
Ready to register? Follow these three steps to complete your application for the Helotes CERT course:
1. Students must complete the IS-317 online training course offered by FEMA. After completing the online course, save a copy of your certificate to your computer. You will need to upload this document within your Helotes CERT application. Access the IS-317 course by clicking here.
2. 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.
3. Complete the online Helotes CERT application. Click here to complete the online application. Ensure you have a copy of your IS-317 completion certificate and the signed City of Helotes Media Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement accessible as copies of these documents will be required to complete the application.
For more information about the course or registration, contact Skylar at (210) 695-2500, option 1.