Orange County conducts Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training twice yearly. The spring class will begin on April 7. The classes are held on Monday nights from 6-9 p.m. There will also be two Saturday classes.

Orange County CERT is an increasingly vital part of our emergency response and recovery effort and we welcome anyone who wishes to serve their community to apply for this training.

If you are interested in this program please contact the Orange County Office of Emergency Management at 409-882-7895 for an application. Please see the class schedule for more details.

April 7 – Introduction & (Unit 1) Disaster Preparedness. Monday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Instructor- OCCC Robert Woodard.
April 14 – (Unit 2) Fire Safety. Monday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Instructor- OCOEM Frank Walters.
April 19- (Unit 2) Suppressing Small Fire Exercise. Saturday 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Instructor-OCOEM Frank Walters.
April 21-(Unit 3) Disaster Medical Operations Part 1. Monday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Instructor-Acadian EMS
April 28- (Unit 4) Disaster Medical Operations Part 2. Monday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Instructor-Acadian EMS
May 5- (Unit5) Light Search and Rescue Operations. Monday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Instructor-City of Orange Fire Dept.
May 12- (Unit 6) CERT Organization. Monday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Instructor- OCCC Robert Woodard.
May 19 – (Unit 7) Disaster Psychology. Monday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. CISM Instructor-OCOEM Jeff Kelley.
June 2 – (Unit 8) Terrorism and CERT. Monday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Instructor-OCCC Robert Woodard.
June 7 – (Unit 9) Course Review and Disaster Simulation/Graduation – Saturday 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Note: Monday evening classes to be held at the Orange County American Red Cross, 3901 IH 10 East Orange, Texas 77630. Saturday class location to be announced.