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Gillespie County CERT

Fredericksburg Police Department
Date last updated: Oct 11, 2012

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: September 2005

Geographic Area: GILLESPIE (County)

Point of Contact:
Frank Stead
Gillespie County CERT Coordinator
Fredericksburg Police Department
1601 East Main
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

(830) 997-7585
steadinc@aol.com

Training

On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 2 times a year.

Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 10

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 160

Local CERT Programs offer training to the general public and/or to particular groups in the community. This CERT Program holds classes for the following groups:

  • General public / Open classes

  • Teens / Youth

Language(s) in which the program conducts CERT training:

  • English

Supplemental Training

Does this program offer or require supplemental training in addition to the CERT Basic Training Course? Yes

Supplemental training conducted, recommended, and/or required for CERT members:

  • IS-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)

  • IS-200.a ICS for Single Resources

  • IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)

  • Basic first aid

Exercises

A total of 160 CERTs have participated in 10 exercises.

CERT in Action

Emergencies

Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:0

Types of emergencies/disasters to which the CERTs have responded:

  • Not Applicable

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Not Applicable

Non-Emergency Functions

Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:

  • Conduct and support emergency preparedness efforts and projects, including sharing information with the public about protective actions and encouraging them to practice

  • Support emergency planning, exercises, and drills in the community, including for neighborhoods, schools, and businesses

  • Support for public safety at community events

  • Fire safety

  • Public health

Additional CERT Program Information