CERT VETERENS TEAM
If you are interested in becoming a CERT member and are a Veteran, we have a special program just for you!
Our Veterans program begins March 2021, so sign up for the CERT Basic Class to get certified coming up in February!
Fill out our Veterans application located here:
Then follow the steps on https://www.hayscountycert.com/joincert to complete the process.
Veteran School Safety Program
The School Safety Volunteer program is designed to expand the safety of our elementary students through the use of prior military service, retired, or currently serving members. These volunteers will be in uniformed CERT shirts representing their previous branch of service. Volunteers are asked to dedicate a morning or afternoon to greet the students arriving and departing the school grounds and will receive the following training and certifications:
-Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams
-Certified in CPR/AED https://www.procpr.org/landing/responsive2/online/aed
-Stop the Bleed https://www.bleedingcontrol.org
-Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) https://alerrt.org/course_types/view/9
-Standard Response Protocols (SRP) https://iloveuguys.org/srp.html
Incorporating our local veterans who have been professionally trained in situational awareness and emergency response to all potential hazards, can provide a tremendous benefit to our local elementary campuses. A friendly face consistently greeting and bidding farewell to these young students each morning and afternoon, with positive notes of encouragement. Students will learn the values of respect, duty, honor and selfless service as exhibited by our veterans. Our schools and community will benefit from the passion of service these veterans have so often displayed and will continue to dedicate to the safety of our elementary student.