ETX CERT held the first wilderness first aid training module on April 6, 2019. Imagine you are hiking on a long mountain trail when your friend or a family member suffers from altitude sickness or falls, breaking an ankle and sustaining other injuries. Do you know how to help them? Do you know what to include in your first aid pack? This free training taught CERT members to identify additional resources from their current environment to solve critical situations. CERT trains regularly to be prepared to assist in emergency situations. Having the skills to be creative and use what is around you can make it easier and possibly save a life. This training module easily applies to urban areas during floods, fires, or mass casualty events when emergency services might be stretched. The latter is why CERT training is so valuable, but CERT also learns these to first be able to take care of their families, friends, and neighbors when needed.
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is an all-volunteer organization through FEMA to help educate and organize local communities in the event of a disaster. EastTex CERT services Rockwall, Kaufman, Hunt, and Collin Counties. If you’re interested in joining, you can sign up by visiting our page https://easttexrc.org/join-easttex-cert/