Dallas CERT Inc. is happy to announce a new program--CERT Equipment Subsidy. One of the main focuses for our nonprofit is to equip CERTs. We have the trailers (for the zones) and now we have an individual program!
We are especially grateful to West Coast University for their generous donation which enabled us to implement this program this year!
Here are the details:
Dallas CERT Inc. has established an Equipment Subsidy program to assist CERT volunteers who may not be able to purchase their own Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Such equipment is often important in the event a CERT is activated. If eligible, the participant will be provided at no cost the following:
Participants will also be eligible for scholarships to programs with a cost/tuition. These will be determined in consultation with the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management CERT Coordinator. Participants will also receive a 10% discount to any items sold in the Dallas CERT Store.
Applicants are selected based upon information provided as well as other factors such as demographics and location.
To become eligible:
People employed or contracted by the CERT program (OEM) and Board members of Dallas CERT Inc. are not eligible for the program.
Participants must use the equipment for their personal use and agree not to re-sell the equipment.
Once you have submitted your Application and eligibility is determined, you will be contacted via email with results, approximately 2 weeks after submission.
The application appears below. We are only accepting applications via mail at this time (not online).
We want to recognize the contributions of Dallas CERT volunteers. To do so, we have implemented a Reward and Incentive Program.
Reward and Incentive Program
How it works:
Items will be awarded based on the hours recorded in Volgistics. These will be reviewed quarterly and awards made based on the following scale:
30 hours--level 1 item
50 hours--level 2 item
80 hours--level 3 item
120 hours--level 4 item
You can receive discounts to programs with a cost (Spring Training Express, etc.)
You will choose from the following items once you reach a level.
You can choose based on the level you obtain which includes any previous level. For example, if you are at level 3, can choose from levels 1-3.
Level 1--tourniquet, headlamp, basic CERT backpack
Level 2--additional long-sleeve t-shirt, all-purpose tool/pry bar with gas shutoff, medical trauma kit
Level 3--tactical belt pouch, jacket, polo shirt
Level 4-- splint pack, waterproof hat, wide-brim hat with logo, portable solar panel
We may update these items and change them based on input and availability.
People employed by the CERT program and Board members of Friends of Dallas CERT are not eligible for this program.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DALLAS CERTs who have received recognition!
We are happy to provide an update on Dallas CERT volunteer hours and especially to recognize those CERT volunteers who have achieved high levels of hours.
Some numbers as of August 4...
1876: volunteer hours by Dallas CERT volunteers
119: number of individual Dallas CERT volunteers
18: Dallas CERT volunteers who have achieved a level in the CERT Recognition and Reward Program sponsored by Friends of Dallas CERT.
We honor today:
Level 4 (120+ hours)
Level 2 (50+ hours)
Level 1 (30+ hours)