The Taylor Community Emergency Response Team will be holding its annual training in January. CERT is a group of local volunteers who are trained to help during major disasters, like storms or floods. If you live or work in the City of Taylor, and are over 18, you can join.
Classes will be held January 4, 6, 11, 13 and 18 at Taylor Fire Station #2, 25303 Ecorse Road. For more information or to register, email Blaine Honeycutt at Mcdadmedic@aol.com or call 734-231-7262.
The Taylor CERT program was established in 2012 by the fire chief under the supervision of the Fire Department. Overseeing the program are personnel certified by Citizens Corps, an extension of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
All CERT volunteers complete the 20-hour training course offered by Taylor CERT. Volunteers are trained in Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety and Utility Controls, Disaster Medical Operations, Search & Rescue, Disaster Psychology and Terrorism.
The program offers additional training such as Animal Rescue, Traffic and Crowd Control, Weather Spotting and more.
The Taylor CERT program can be seen around Taylor at events like Relay for Life and the Taylor Summer Festival.