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C.E.R.T. Volunteers Recognized for Service


GRAYSON CO., TX -- They help keep our community safe during emergencies.  No, they're not police officers or firefighters.  They're our neighbors.  And Monday they got some very public recognition.  KTEN's Chris Severy reports.

Grayson County commissioners personally thanked more than a dozen volunteers from our community who just completed training for the community emergency response team.  C.E.R.T. team members wore their green hats to the commissioners court meeting Monday.  These folks gave dozens of hours of their own time to go through an intense training course provided by the Grayson County Office of Emergency Management.  During community emergencies like severe weather, these volunteers will help with things such as communications, victim's services and providing assistance to first responders.  C.E.R.T. Team member Judy Fullylove says, " In 2007 during the floods, my house flooded and it's useful to know some emergency measures then.  I didn't know them then.  I know them now."  If you'd like to volunteer the emergency management office is starting a new C.E.R.T. training class in January.  For more information click on this link: http://www.co.grayson.tx.us/EM/em.htm