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Posted on: May 10, 2019

CERT Hosting Week-Long Youth Preparedness Conference for High School Juniors and Seniors June 17-22

Youth Preparedness Conference

Classes are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday June 17 through Friday June 21, and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday June 22.

Galveston County Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) will bring together young leaders who are interested in supporting disaster preparedness and making a difference in their communities. During the week-long camp, youth will learn basics of search and rescue, fire suppression, advanced first aid, CPR, take part in the Stop the Bleed Class and meet with local government officials to discuss preparedness. This camp open to high school students who will be juniors and seniors in Fall of 2019. Interested citizens should email or visit the Facebook event for information at

The YPC supports FEMA’s commitment to involve America’s youth in preparedness-related activities. It also provides an avenue to engage young people by taking into account their perspectives, feedback and opinions. CERT is seeking sponsors for this event.  

About Galveston County Community Emergency Response Team: The CERT Program educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. There is no requirement to join the active CERT team. Our philosophy is that a trained citizen is a better prepared citizen.

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