Dallas offers free disaster preparedness classes to residents | North Texas

dallas, Texas — The City of Dallas is offering free disaster preparedness classes to its residents. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program, run by the city, is designed to educate community members on how to prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters that could affect Dallas.

The course, which is free to Dallas residents, requires pre-registration but does not require identification. It is targeted at individuals interested in emergency and disaster preparedness, and those who want to be actively involved in their communities during disasters.

The CERT program covers a range of topics including basic disaster preparedness, first aid, fire safety, light search and rescue, among others. The course culminates in a realistic disaster exercise on its final day. To receive a course completion certificate, registrants must attend all three classes.

The upcoming CERT course for May will be conducted only in English. The deadline for registration is May 23, 2024. The classes will be held at the Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Academy, located at 5000 Dolphin Road, Dallas, TX 75223. The schedule is as follows: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2024; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2024; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 8, 2024.


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