The Texas Citizens Corps Conference will be held June 30-July 1 at the Omni Houston Hotel, Four Riverway, in Houston. Dr. David H. McIntyre, director, Integrative Center for Homeland Security at Texas A&M University, is the invited speaker for the first day’s luncheon. Some of the conference topics will include starting and maintaining a CERT program, using technology to recruit and maintain volunteers, neighborhood watch and fire corps. To view the draft agenda, click here. For more information and to download a registration form, go to the following link:
Fort Bend County initiated its CERT Program in 2007. The first class of trained citizens graduated on April 10th of that year. Since that time, the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management has sponsored ten additonal classes. The number of FBC CERT Alumni now totals 185. For more information about the County’s CERT Program, please contact Shauna Evans, OEM’s Volunteer Program Manager, at 281-342-6185.