Surveillance Detection Course
Presented by The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office for Bombing Prevention.
This is an opportunity to participate in a Homeland Security drill. It will be held at the Deerbrook Mall, 20131 Hwy. 59 N., Humble on February 5, 2015. If you want to play and are interested, download the flyer and send all questions to Andy Washburn. As always, we like to know if any of our members plan to participate so drop us a line.
This course provides the participant instruction on how to detect hostile surveillance by exploring surveillance techniques, tactics, and procedures from a hostile perspective. These skills enhance counter-IED capabilities of law enforcement and security professionals to detect, prevent, protect against, and respond to IED threats.
Who Should Attend?
This course is ideal for law enforcement and public/private sector security staff.
Disaster Chaplaincy Two-Day Training
The Houston Interfaith Disaster Response Alliance (HIDRA) is pleased to invite you to participate in our inaugural Disaster Chaplaincy Training.
What: In partnership with National Disaster Interfaith Network (NDIN), HIDRA will be offering Disaster Chaplaincy training for the Houston region. This two day training is one piece of a credentialing process that will endorse disaster chaplains for service in the greater Houston region during times of local and regional disasters.
Planning Together; Responding Together
A Faith & Disaster Conference
March 26, 2015; 8:30am – 3:00pm
6011 W. Orem, Houston, TX, 77085
A conference that will provide an opportunity for communities of faith and emergency management organizations to learn from each other and plan together to serve the Greater Houston area in times of disaster.
Free Community Health Fair on January 24, 2015
The CV Cares Foundation & Cardiovascular Association has partnered with the City of Humble, Kingwood Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast to offer free health screenings to the community at the Humble Civic Center on Saturday, January 24th from 8:00 am – 4:00pm. At this event, Kingwood Medical Center staff and Lone Star College nursing student volunteers will be providing a total lipid profile and blood glucose screenings, and bone density screenings. There will also be blood pressure checks, ECG & interpretation by Cardiologists, Carotid & PAD screenings, AAA screenings, vision and dental screenings, and free breakfast available after testing. See attached flyer for details. Please share this information with your friends, families and neighbors and plan to join us on Saturday.
Help Wanted: HPD Offers $5,000 Incentive to Join the Ranks
The Houston Police Department is looking to hire dozens of men and women in our city and is offering a $5,000 hiring incentive to new police recruits in the February, May, and June 2015 academy classes.
Each cadet will receive $2,500 within 30 days after starting the academy and $2,500 upon graduation from the academy.
Since the hiring process could take up to 90 days, the application process starts as soon as possible!
If you or someone you know is interested in serving and protecting our great city, please go to www.hpdcareer.com or contact the HPD Recruiting Division at 713-308-1300 for more information.
The CERT Rodeo 2015
The CERT Rodeo 2015 is less than 18 days away: Saturday, February 7th, 2015.
Sign up today for one of the most interesting and dynamic Ham public service events in the Houston area.
This annual competition test the skills of CERT volunteers. They'll participate in a series of events using the skills they learned in their 8-week training program; basic medical operations, search and rescue, fire suppression, cribbing, scene size-up are some of the exciting team building activities you'll see and communicate about.
A number of Ham radio positions are available to support the leadership of the Harris County Citizen Corp in a variety of physical activity levels.
Humble C.E.R.T. Training Registration Now Open
The City of Humble Office of Emergency Management and Harris County Citizens' Corps will hold Community Emergency Response Training a/k/a CERT training starting on February 17, 2015, each Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. thru April 7, 2015.
Citizens will be trained in the following:
- Disaster Response – what to do
- Fire Suppression – learn how to extinguish small fires and use extinguishers
- Medical I – how to treat airway obstructions; cuts; broken bones
- Medical II – triage; treat shock victims; broken bones; life threatening emergencies
- Search & Rescue – how to help after a disaster; how to search & rescue
- Disaster Psychology – how to help people after a loss
- Terrorism & CERT – how to recognize terrorism/targets/weapons
- Learn Haz-mat signs, how to react
Week 8 will be a drill over everything you have learned in the prior 7 weeks.
Humble Area CERT has one of the most active CERT groups in Harris County. We do a lot of hands-on-training and continuing education for our 500 plus members.
Registration requirements: home address, email address, phone numbers and subdivision name.
Arctic Air Mass Brings Sub-Freezing Weather
January 6, 2015
An Arctic air mass entering our region Wednesday has the potential to cause up to 12 hours of sub-freezing weather through Thursday morning.
The primary danger from freezing weather is to People, Pets, Pipes, and Plants (the 4 P's). Residents should take steps to protect their family, pets and property from the impact of freezing temperatures. Recommended actions to do so are listed here:
Houston Marathon Call for Volunteers
THE HOUSTON MARATHON is Sunday January 18, 2015. 25,000 runners from around the world will be competing against themselves and other athletes to finish the 13.1 or 26.2 mile trek around the City of Houston (see attached course map).
The Houston Marathon Committee has invited our network of clinicians and medical professionals to volunteer their medical skills and provide care for the runners of this event. This Marathon provides various opportunities to participate medically along numerous areas along the course.