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Harris County Citizen Corps Hosts 16th Annual CERT Rodeo


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Harris County Citizen Corps will hold its 2023 CERT Rodeo on Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harris County Fire & Sheriff’s Training Academy, 2318 Atascocita Road in Humble.

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) from around the state will test their skills in medical operations, search and rescue, fire suppression, incident command, and hazmat recognition. Every year, more than 300 participants and volunteers contribute to the success of this event.

In 2022, CERT membership grew to more than 47,000 trained volunteers. Throughout the year, CERT volunteers assisted with community events, drills, and exercises with first responders and emergency managers.

“This training helps increase our community’s resilience and empowers individuals to be a force multiplier for first responders and local government when a large disaster occurs” said Harris County Citizen Corps Director Mark Sloan. “CERT members are essential to keeping our communities safe.”

To be a CERT member, individuals must complete an extensive eight-week course, taught by first responders, to improve their proficiency in emergency preparedness basics that can be used in their homes, workplaces, and communities.

For information about Harris County Citizen Corps go to www.harriscountycitizencorps.com. News and updates are also available on Facebook @HarrisCountyCitizensCorps.