The Taylor CERT Program meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of every month for a general meeting and monthly Training exercise at 630 pm held at our headquarters
"To provide residents of the City of Taylor, its neighboring communities and first responders a quality resource for safety education, hazard mitigation, emergency response assistance and other volunteer efforts"
"The Taylor CERT Program is an invaluable asset to our community. [CERT] teams serve many useful functions in any area, from education to assistance. Our CERT volunteers are always available to assist our full-time emergency response personnel or to just assist the general public and increase knowledge on disaster preparedness. I would suggest that all Taylor residents become more informed in the CERT program, and it would be great if more and more people become directly involved in the program" - Aug. 08, 2014
Taylor CERT is part of the local and national Citizens Corps effort to incorporate and utilize volunteers in the community. CERT members are trained in basic response techniques in order to assist local citizens and first responders in disaster or emergency situations.
The Taylor CERT Program was established in 2012 under the supervision of the Taylor Fire Department and is dispatched by the Fire Chief. Overseeing the program is CERT Coordinator Blaine Honeycutt.
The concept of CERT originated and was designed by Los Angeles Fire Dpeartment in the 1980's and was designed to have citizens help citizens during earthquakes and mudslides that plague the local areas. After the terror attacks of 9-11, then, sitting President, George W. Bush enacted CERT across the country under the direction of FEMA and Homeland Security.
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