What does the CRTF do?
When a local disaster occurs, CRTF members volunteer their time and/or resources to assist their community in whatever way they are willing to do. CRTF volunteers cook, clean, operate communications equipment, provide basic health care, shelter refugee's, clear roads, or whatever may be needed. They typically work with and assist agencies such as local fire departments, red cross, Emergency Management Agencies or police agencies. CRTF volunteers also maintain an incident coordination team to assimilate information and coordinate CRTF response.
How can I become a member of the CRTF?
Attend a CRTF meeting at 1:00 pm on the second Friday of odd months, at the Kingwood Homewood Suites, Hwy. 59 N feeder (just north of Kingwood Drive.)
Who do I contact for more information about the organization?
Do I have to live in Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita area in order to join CRTF?
No. All volunteers are welcome. We have members in Liberty, Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery, Walker and Waller Counties.
Is there a costs involved to join or annual fees?
The only costs is your time, we have never charged a fee to join and no annual fees.
What are the age limits?
There is no age ceiling or limits. If you want to volunteer, we want you in our organization. Our membership consist of professionals, retirees, ministers, emergency management, fire depts., business owners, volunteers et.al.
Do I have to have any special qualifications or belong to an organization in order to join the CRTF?
Both organizations and individuals can join CRTF. Everyone has some skill that can be utilized preparing for or responding to a disaster. Every organization has human or material resources that may be needed.
Does the CRTF provide training for it's members?
Yes, we also provide information on various sources for training. CRTF is a network of persons and groups with highly varied skills. Many of the member groups also provide various training opportunities.
I have never been a part of any emergency response team, will I need training or a certain level of expertise?
No special expertise is required. You have probably acquired most of the necessary skills through your everyday experiences. CRTF needs people who have skills working with others and are motivated. For special jobs, such as a Communications operator or Command Center staff person, special training might be required. CRTF will assist with training if you would like to participate in these operations.
How does CRTF work?
We are a group of professionals and non-professionals who meet on the odd months, second Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Homewood Suites – Kingwood. We network and are kept current on emergency situations in our areas. Not all disasters are hurricanes. We are organized so that we do not duplicate efforts and can provide aid where it is needed.