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Shout out to Brent, Pam, Tom and Sherry for giving their Saturday morning to pick up litter along US 377 just west of Cr...
02/15/2020

Shout out to Brent, Pam, Tom and Sherry for giving their Saturday morning to pick up litter along US 377 just west of Cresson. TXDOT Adopt-A-Highway litter pickup is one of many ways Cresson CERT serves the community.

CRESSON CERT OFFERS ANNUAL BASIC TRAINING IN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: This year’s class will meet Tuesday and Thursday eve...
01/23/2020

CRESSON CERT OFFERS ANNUAL BASIC TRAINING IN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS:
This year’s class will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-9pm and Saturday mornings 8am-noon on February 25, 27 and 29, March 3, 5 and 7. Location: Cresson School, 9304 Pittsburg Street, Cresson. There is no fee. Register here through private message or email [email protected].

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

Historic Cresson School, Cresson CERT and Cresson Fire Department wish to thank Hood County Sheriff Sgt. Jesse Davis for...
01/18/2020

Historic Cresson School, Cresson CERT and Cresson Fire Department wish to thank Hood County Sheriff Sgt. Jesse Davis for an invaluable presentation of Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event. We had a great turnout and everyone left armed with potentially lifesaving knowledge.

Don’t forget. The active shooter class for the general public (what to do in case...) is coming up. Open seating and fre...
01/08/2020

Don’t forget. The active shooter class for the general public (what to do in case...) is coming up. Open seating and free to everyone.
CIVILIAN RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT, January 18, 930am-noon, Historic Cresson School, 9304 Pittsburg St, Cresson

This training could save your life!On Saturday, January 18, 930am until noon, Historic Cresson School will host Hood Cou...
12/28/2019

This training could save your life!
On Saturday, January 18, 930am until noon, Historic Cresson School will host Hood County Sheriff Sgt Jesse Davis presenting CIVILIAN RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENTS. Mark your calendar now. It’s free. Co-sponsored by Cresson CERT and Cresson VFD.

Members of Cresson Community Emergency Response Team and their spouses gathered to celebrate Christmas, 2019 successes a...
12/10/2019

Members of Cresson Community Emergency Response Team and their spouses gathered to celebrate Christmas, 2019 successes and 2020 plans. The food was awesome and the fellowship was wonderful!

12/07/2019
Cresson CERT was invited to assist the safety staff at Scotts Miracle Gro with fire training. This year we talked about ...
11/26/2019

Cresson CERT was invited to assist the safety staff at Scotts Miracle Gro with fire training. This year we talked about general fire safety at work and at home. Thanks very much to our friends at Scotts Miracle Gro for the generous donation, which will help Cresson CERT sustain its mission - teaching disaster preparedness in the community.

We always encourage everyone to “have a plan” in case of an unforeseen emergency. Here is a list of things to take, a go...
10/15/2019

We always encourage everyone to “have a plan” in case of an unforeseen emergency. Here is a list of things to take, a good place to start when making your plan.

NEVER FORGET.
09/10/2019

NEVER FORGET.

Cresson Community Emergency Response Team and Cresson Community Organization were hosted by Cresson United Methodist Chu...
09/10/2019

Cresson Community Emergency Response Team and Cresson Community Organization were hosted by Cresson United Methodist Church for an awesome taco buffet Monday. Many thanks to our friends at CUMC!
Following the wonderful supper Cresson CERT went to work training on setting up our 10’x20’ canopy.

Members of Cresson CERT kicked off this quarter’s Adopt-A-Highway trash pickup bright and early Saturday along US377 wes...
09/07/2019

Members of Cresson CERT kicked off this quarter’s Adopt-A-Highway trash pickup bright and early Saturday along US377 west of Cresson.

September is National Preparedness Month. If you have not done so, now’s the time to start.
08/31/2019

September is National Preparedness Month. If you have not done so, now’s the time to start.

September is National Preparedness Month.

Events like Hurricane Dorian are a good reminder that emergencies can happen anywhere.

This year, join us in being #PreparedNotScared!

✅ Learn more: ready.gov/september

📺 Watch the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency and Ad Council PSAs: ow.ly/dfRt30ps7UC

Cresson CERT trained this week on setting up communications. Everyone got hands on the antenna mast and the mobile radio...
08/13/2019

Cresson CERT trained this week on setting up communications. Everyone got hands on the antenna mast and the mobile radio.

Goes hand in hand with preparedness...
07/28/2019

Goes hand in hand with preparedness...

Nobody expects us to be this prepared, but hey...maybe someday...
07/22/2019

Nobody expects us to be this prepared, but hey...maybe someday...

Just for fun!
07/16/2019

Just for fun!

We didn’t prepare for this!
07/06/2019

We didn’t prepare for this!

07/02/2019
Make sure family members are aware of these:
07/01/2019

Make sure family members are aware of these:

If you are among the 65% of the population that owns a pet please carefully review the following information. It could s...
06/25/2019

If you are among the 65% of the population that owns a pet please carefully review the following information. It could save your pet’s life! Thanks, Cheryl, for sharing this!

Looks like we have another chance of severe weather Sunday evening. Primary threat - damaging wind.
06/22/2019

Looks like we have another chance of severe weather Sunday evening. Primary threat - damaging wind.

HEAT STROKE IS LIFE-THREATENING!
06/20/2019

HEAT STROKE IS LIFE-THREATENING!

We are at risk for another round of severe weather this evening. Stay weather aware.At 4pm the National Weather Service ...
06/19/2019

We are at risk for another round of severe weather this evening. Stay weather aware.
At 4pm the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for most of North Texas until midnight. Hood County is included in the watch area.

Cresson CERT conducted a monthly radio net Monday, June 17. Dan and Brent are pictured setting up the 30 foot antenna ma...
06/18/2019

Cresson CERT conducted a monthly radio net Monday, June 17. Dan and Brent are pictured setting up the 30 foot antenna mast system, which allows radio coverage of nearly all of Cresson.

Cresson is in the risk area for severe weather later today. Stay weather aware.
06/16/2019

Cresson is in the risk area for severe weather later today. Stay weather aware.

05/24/2019
Heads up Monday night and early Tuesday morning...
05/20/2019

Heads up Monday night and early Tuesday morning...

Because freedom isn’t free...
05/18/2019

Because freedom isn’t free...

Possibility of severe weather in our area Saturday, May 18: damaging winds, heavy rain, etc., in the morning.
05/17/2019

Possibility of severe weather in our area Saturday, May 18: damaging winds, heavy rain, etc., in the morning.

Cresson CERT and City of Cresson shelter volunteers participated in a joint exercise May 16 at Cresson School. Shelter v...
05/17/2019

Cresson CERT and City of Cresson shelter volunteers participated in a joint exercise May 16 at Cresson School. Shelter volunteers “walked through” a mock shelter opening while CERT members set up generators, lights and communications. Many thanks to all who helped out.

CERT training includes fire extinguisher handling, so this  won’t be a problem. Thanks, Hamden CERT!
05/13/2019

CERT training includes fire extinguisher handling, so this won’t be a problem. Thanks, Hamden CERT!

Be alert Wednesday morning for a line of possibly severe storms moving in from the west.
05/07/2019

Be alert Wednesday morning for a line of possibly severe storms moving in from the west.

Shaping up to be a strong possibility of severe weather on Wednesday...
05/06/2019

Shaping up to be a strong possibility of severe weather on Wednesday...

Another round of severe storms later today:
05/01/2019

Another round of severe storms later today:

Tornado watch until 11pm for most of North Texas. Expect wind, hail and the possibility of tornadoes tonight.
04/30/2019

Tornado watch until 11pm for most of North Texas. Expect wind, hail and the possibility of tornadoes tonight.

Many thanks to all Cresson CERT members and friends who gave up their Saturday morning to pick up trash in our Adopt-A-H...
04/27/2019

Many thanks to all Cresson CERT members and friends who gave up their Saturday morning to pick up trash in our Adopt-A-Highway area along US377 west of Cresson. Everyone has sore feet but no one got hurt.

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THANK YOU Cresson CERT for being one of our 2019 partners!
Saw this today on 377
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 442 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN TEXAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 17 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL TEXAS BELL BOSQUE COMANCHE CORYELL HAMILTON LAMPASAS MCLENNAN MILLS IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS EASTLAND ERATH HOOD JACK PALO PINTO PARKER SOMERVELL STEPHENS YOUNG THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF BRECKENRIDGE, BRIAR, CISCO, CLIFTON, COMANCHE, COPPERAS COVE, DE LEON, DUBLIN, EASTLAND, FORT HOOD, GATESVILLE, GLEN ROSE, GOLDTHWAITE, GORMAN, GRAHAM, GRANBURY, HAMILTON, HICO, JACKSBORO, KILLEEN, LAMPASAS, MERIDIAN, MINERAL WELLS, OAK TRAIL SHORES, OLNEY, RANGER, STEPHENVILLE, TEMPLE, VALLEY MILLS, WACO, AND WEATHERFORD.
Thanks for the help. We made the delivery this morning.
A HUUUUGE thank you to Cresson CERT for your generous donations to the Friends Helping Friends Community Sock Drive. Even though only 4 members of the team were able to attend the December meeting/Christmas party, they still managed to add 61 pair of socks to our total. You guys rock!
Cresson CERT being recognized at the Wilkerson Grienes Hurricane Harvey Appreciation Luncheon. Thanks Pam