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2013 News Archive
December 2013

Harris County Citizen Corps Recognizes Huffman TEEN CERT Students

October 2013

CERT Volunteers support Port of Houston Authority Exercise

September 2013
Harris County Citizen Corps CERT Recognized for Work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
National Preparedness Month: Family Preparedness Game
National Preparedness Month: Preparing your Pets for Emergencies
National Preparedness Month: Recommended Items to include in a basic Supply Kit

National Preparedness Month: Ready Kids Activity Book

August 2013
Join the American Red Cross - Disaster Action Team (DAT)
Harris County Commissioners Court Declares September National Preparedness Month

2014 CERT Rodeo Logo Contest

June 2013

July 4th Firework Safety

May 2013

Harris County Commissioners Court designates May 26th - June 1st as Hurricane Preparedness Week 2013

April 2013

Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management Community Preparedness Newsletter

March 2013

Volunteers Needed Year-Round for Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network Make Texas No. 1 in the 2013 National CoCoRaHS Cup!

February 2013
The 7th Annual CERT rodeo is a huge success!
Community Emergency Response Teams from Across Texas to Join 2013 CERT Rodeo
New, "next generation" technology can now send localized emergency alerts to cell and Internet phones, but only if residents register their phones online at www.911.org

Harris County Commissioners Court has designated Saturday, February 9th as the seventh annual CERT Rodeo Day

January 2013

MONITOR HARRIS COUNTY'S RAINFALL AND BAYOU LEVELS ON FLOOD WARNING SYSTEM MOBILE WEBSITE

2012 News Archive
October 2012
Truckers Guide News: Chaplain Sheepdog's Rally October 27th

FEMA Announces 2012 Individual and Community Preparedness Award Winners

September 2012
Harris County Commissioners Court Declares September National Preparedness Month

Presidential Proclamation -- National Preparedness Month, 2012

August 2012
Protect yourself from the West Nile virus with the 4-D's
Mosquito Season in Full Swing...Fight the Bite!

CERT Training Helps People Prepare for the Inevitable Storm

June 2012
Commissioners' Court Honors Harris County Citizen Corps Council
Harris County Citizen Corps Receives Statewide Leadership Award

Beat the Summer Heat

May 2012
Harris County Commissioners Court has declared May 27-June 2, 2012 as Hurricane Preparedness Week

Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 20-26

April 2012
HELP HOME-BOUND SENIORS BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON AND OTHER POTENTIAL DISASTERS February 2012
The Harris County Citizen Corps hosts its 6th Annual CERT Rodeo
HCDE, HARRIS COUNTY CITIZENS CORPS COLLABORATIVE 'TEEN CERT' TEACHES TEENS FROM 17 DISTRICTS TO BE FIRST RESPONDERS AT DISASTERS
HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE ED EMMETT 2012 STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS: FOCUSES ON LITANY OF PUBLIC PROJECTS TO RECOGNIZE 'A COUNTY OF SUBSTANCE'
Houston News: Harris County Citizen Corps hosts 6th Annual CERT Rodeo
Harris County Citizen Corps to Host 6th Annual CERT Rodeo Round-Up

Harris County Commissioners Court has designated Saturday, February 11th as the sixth annual CERT Rodeo Day

January 2012
Happy Birthday Citizen Corps! Today FEMA's Individual and Community Preparedness Division celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Citizen Corps Program!
2011 News Archive
December 2011
Humble High School students CERTify in emergency response

It's cold and flu season again! Is it a cold or the flu?

November 2011

Disaster date night is boffo in Harris County

October 2011

Harris County's emergency management leadership recently traveled to New York City to meet with 15 other major counties and cities to discuss critical homeland security and emergency management issues. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, NYC's emergency management chief called us among the "premier" places for hurricane planning and response

September 2011
The Harris County Citizen Corps and the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (OHSEM) is gearing up to promote National Preparedness Month

Harris County Commissioners declare September as National Preparedness Month

August 2011

2012 CERT Rodeo Logo design opportunity

July 2011

Tips to Beat the Heat

May 2011
Harris County Commissioners Court designates the week of May 22nd - 28th, 2011 as Hurricane Preparedness Week
Hurricane Awareness Week Preparedness Information:
April 2011
Harris County Commissioners Court Approves 90-day Burn Ban

National Volunteer Week 2011
Fire Corps: Help the Japan Firefighters Association with Relief Efforts

March 2011
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett's Fourth State of the County Address Assures Public That County Will Remain 'Strong and Efficient'

MRC Monthly Newsletter

February 2011
The 5th Annual CERT Rodeo is a huge success
Harris County Citizen Corps to Host 5th Annual CERT Rodeo Round-Up

MRC Newsletter

2010 News Archive
December 2010
Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can sign up for alerts on the Texas Accessible Hazard Alert System
HOLIDAY SHOPPING SAFETY TIPS
A Season for Sharing in Fire Safety

HARRIS COUNTY TO SPACE STATION DO YOU COPY?

October 2010
Harris County Commissioners Court approved a burn ban due to an increased threat of wildfires across Harris County
As you know, colds and flu season is upon us - "Is It A Cold Or The Flu?"

Como usted sabe, es la temporada de gripe y resfriados - "Es Un Resfriado O Es Una Gripe?"

September 2010
Family Preparedness Plan Game
HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DECLARE SEPTEMBER AS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies
Family Emergency Plan
Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit
Harris County Citizen Corps Receives Honorable Mention
Ready Kids Activity Book
Preparing Makes Sense. Get Ready Now

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

August 2010

Harris County Citizen Corps Named as National Citizen Corps Achievement Award Finalist

July 2010
Summer Water Safety
Be Cool...Beat the Heat
Mosquito Season in Full Swing...Fight the Bite!

Firework Safety Information

June 2010
Beat the heat tips

Insurance Protection Should Be Part of Hurricane Preparation

May 2010
GATEWAY TO CARE MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS OF HARRIS COUNTY RECEIVES NATIONAL COMMUNITY RESILIENCY AWARD
Harris County Commissioners Court designates May 23-29, 2010 as Hurricane Preparedness Week

4 AREA TEENS EARN $1000 TEEN CERT SCHOLARSHIPS

April 2010

The Harris County Citizen Corps would like to salute the thousands of volunteers that make the Houston to Austin BP MS 150 charity event a success!

March 2010
Harris County Citizen Corps hosts its 4th annual CERT rodeo round-up
Baytown/BayCERT/Chambers County CERT Team video at the 2010 CERT Rodeo

HARRIS COUNTY DECLARES MARCH AS CENSUS 2010 MONTH

February 2010
Reliant Employees Put Energy Into Emergency Response Training
Harris County Citizen Corps CERT Rodeo a Huge Success
Harris County Citizen Corps to Host 4th Annual CERT Rodeo Round-Up

Harris County Commissioners Court designates Saturday, February 20, 2010, as the fourth annual CERT RODEO DAY

January 2010
A message from DHS: The images from Haiti continue to illustrate the devastating impact of natural disasters

Harris County Residents Should Prepare for Freezing Temperatures

2009 News Archive
October 2009
Harris County Celebrates National Night Out 2009

DHS Secretary Napolitano Honors Citizen Corps and American Red Cross Volunteers

September 2009
Secretary Napolitano Emphasizes Shared Responsibility for Readiness and Resilience

After Ike: Libraries offer hurricane preparedness programs

August 2009
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Commissioners El Franco Lee, SylviaGarcia, Steve Radack, and Jerry Eversole have declared September asNational Preparedness Month in Harris County
FEMA HONORS LOCAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
Colds and Flu season is just around the corner - learn the difference between having a cold and having the flu

HARRIS COUNTY CITIZEN CORPS IS RECOGNIZED FOR EFFORTS TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY RESILIENCE

July 2009
Governor Perry Issues Wildfire Disaster Declaration

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett Welcomes the Texas Citizen Corps Conference

June 2009
Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management Volunteer Newsletter
Harris County Issues Fireworks Ban
Harris County Issues Burn Ban - Issued in Face of Dry, Hot Conditions and Wildfire Threat
Mosquitoes can be a problem...Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services offers tips
United We Serve - Kickoff
Beat The Heat

Combata El Calor

May 2009
Judge Emmett, Houston Mayor Bill White named recipients of 2009 North Star Award
Harris County Commissioners Court designates May 24-30, 2009 as Hurricane Preparedness Week

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

April 2009
CERT in Action!
Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management: Hurricane Ike After Action Report
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency ManagementAgency and the Ad Council have joined with Discovery Education to announce Ready Classroom, an online educational program

2009 Hurricane Workshop - Volunteer Request - Register Today

March 2009

Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management: Volunteer Newsletter

February 2009
3rd Annual CERT Rodeo Round Up
Harris County Burn Ban Issued in Face of Continued Wildfire Threat
Harris County Citizen Corps hosts annual CERT rodeo round-up
Citizen volunteers train for disaster response
Harris County Honored for Hurricane Ike Response

Harris County Commissioners Court designates Saturday, February 7, 2009, as the third annual CERT RODEO DAY

January 2009
WILDFIRE awareness: Preparedness and Evacuations
For three years in a row, Souper Bowl of Caring has teamed up with H-E-B, Kroger, Randalls, local TV stations and the Houston Chronicle as well as the Houston Texans to fight hunger and poverty…
Harris County Citizen Corps Joins National Call to Service as Part of MLK Day
Harris County Agencies & Partners Support Chevron Houston Marathon
Winter Weather Preparedness
2008 News Archive
December 2008
NOW’S THE TIME: THE READY CAMPAIGN ENCOURAGES AMERICANS TO RESOLVE TO BE READY IN 2009

The biggest storm in Houston's history proved no match for a well-rehearsed response - and a resilient business community

November 2008
Humble CERT Prepares for Future Disasters

Jersey Village CERT Team Makes Tremendous Impact During Hurricane “Ike”

October 2008
2008 National Night Out: Meet, Mingle & Make a Difference... Hurricane Ike information for your neighbors
HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE ED EMMETT TO RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING HURRICANE IKE RECOVERY WORKERS AT HOUSTON TEXANS GAME
Hurricane Ike Information
September 2008
President Bush Discusses Volunteerism and Recognizes Harris County Citizen Corps
PRESIDENT BUSH LAUDS CITIZEN CORPS AND VOLUNTEERS THROUGHOUT HARRIS COUNTY

JUDGE EMMETT, HARRIS COUNTY CITIZEN CORPS TO BE RECOGNIZED AT WHITE HOUSE CEREMONY

August 2008
Tropical Storm Gustav makes its way into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign reminds Gulf Coast region residents about the importance of taking precautionary measures to prepare…

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Commissioners El Franco Lee, SylviaGarcia, Steve Radack, and Jerry Eversole have declared September as National Preparedness Month in Harris County

July 2008
County Judge Ed Emmett Reorganizes Emergency Office To Streamline Responsibilities and Response Times

Harris County CERT Coordinator Mardie Menke recently honored local business owner Harvey Trigg with a plaque in appreciation of his support by donating his catering services to the annual CERT Rodeo

June 2008
Harris County Meets Hurricane Season with a Milestone 5000th Community Emergency Response Team Responder Graduates
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff & Harris / Galveston County Region to Launch Ready Houston Texas Public AwarenessCampaign

County Judge Ed Emmett to Attend Discussion on 21st Century Threats with DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff

May 2008
The National Hurricane Center has released it's forecast for the 2008 hurricane season. Conditions point to a near normal or above normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin this year.
HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE EMMETT TO RECOGNIZE STUDENT FINALISTS IN “DO THE WRITE THING CHALLENGE”

Over 300 volunteers provide support for “Operation Provide Ride”

March 2008
The 2008 Hurricane Workshop, the largest free public event of its kind, will take place Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center
Harris County has been voted as one of the 100 best communities for young people. Specific programs honored include Stay in School, headed by the DA’s Office and the TEEN CERT program
Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management monthly newsletter highlights Citizen Corps events

Huffman teens learn to be first responders

February 2008
The Fourth Annual Texas Citizen Corps Conference…
CERT Teams practice their skills at the 2nd annual Harris County Citizen Corps CERT Rodeo
HARRIS COUNTY CITIZEN CORPS HOSTS TEAMS FROM ACROSS THE STATE FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL C.E.R.T RODEO ROUND UP
Harris County Citizen Corps to Host Second Annual CERT Rodeo Round Up
Severe Weather Awareness Week Set for February 25th – 29th
January 2008
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released the National Response Framework (NRF), successor to the National Response Plan...
Harris County Commissioners Court designates Saturday February 9, 2008 as "CERT Rodeo Day" in Harris County
HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE ED EMMETT UNVEILS HIS TOP 10 PRIORITIES FOR 2008
Homeland Security Magazine says Harris County is "building a national model of preparedness"
2007 News Archive
December 2007
A First-Class HazMat Team in Our Own Backyard
Resolve to be Ready in 2008
County Judge Ed Emmett To Mark Official End of Hurricane Season

Laura Mulraney who is legally blind participates in the Harris County Citizen Corps CERT program

November 2007
Watch Harris County Judge Ed Emmett discuss the end of this year's hurricane season with Fox meteorologist John Dawson on the daily "Hurricane Briefing" webcast
Waterway Cleanup Program makes it Easy for Texans to Tackle Litter, Improve Local Water Quality

DHS: Creating a Culture of Preparedness Among Schools

October 2007

Harris County Declared Disaster Area For Damage From Tropical Storm Erin

September 2007
Letter from Texas Association of Regional Councils
Harris County Citizen Corps Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary
FEMA Administrator David Paulison's letter to the Harris County Citizen Corps.
Governor Rick Perry issues a certificate of recognition to the Harris County Citizen Corps, celebrating their 5-year anniversary.
COUNTY JUDGE ED EMMETT TO THANK VOLUNTEERS WITH A CELEBRATION TO MARK THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF HARRIS COUNTY CITIZEN CORPS
Harris County Citizen Corps 5th Anniversary Invitation
Harris County household hazardous waste collection event wil be held on Saturday, October 6, 2007 from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM ONLY at 8233 Will Clayton Parkway (Humble Civic Center)

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Commissioners El Franco Lee, Sylvia Garcia, Steve Radack, and Jerry Eversole have declared September as National Preparedness Month in Harris County

August 2007
Ribbon cutting for the Cy-Fair CERT Team Emergency Supplies Container
Eagle Scout from Troop #1190, makes backboards for Bellaire neighborhood CERT Team

Hurricane Briefing Webcast with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett

July 2007

Fireworks Safety Tips

June 2007

QST Magazine "The Harris County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) participates in the first annual Harris County Citizen Corps CERT Rodeo"

May 2007
TEEN CERT: Students Gather to Practice Emergency Response Skills
EMMETT ANNOUNCES 2 1 1 SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN
STUDENTS EXPRESS HOW VIOLENCE AFFECTS THEIR LIVES

STUDENTS USE PEN TO COMBAT YOUTH VIOLENCE

April 2007

You're invited to the Houston / Galveston National Weather Service 2007 Hurricane Workshop which will be held on Saturday, June 9

March 2007

Ed Emmett Takes Gavel as New County Judge

February 2007
ECKELS ANNOUNCES “THE TIME IS RIGHT TO LEAVE”
Harris County Judge Robert Eckels: State of the County
Harris County Citizen Corps hosted its first annual Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Rodeo Round Up
Local citizen is recognized by Harris County Commissioners Court for being a Good Samaritan

Harris County Judge Robert Eckels presents the Westador CERT team a plaque of recognition for being the first CERT Team in Harris County

January 2007

Harris County Commissioners Court declares Saturday, February 3, 2007 as CERT Rodeo Day!

2006 News Archive
November 2006
2007 CERT Rodeo Round Up
FOX News: District Prepares Students for Disasters (Teen CERT)

Students Learn Skills to Protect Themselves, Their Schools, Their Families

October 2006

County Judge Eckels Announces Residential Safe Room Rebate Program Project DR-1606-031

September 2006
Harris County Judge Robert Eckels has completed a series of preparedness PSA's for Houston PBS Channel 8. Our Community Prepares.
Emergency trainees set to make communities CERT-ifiably safe
September is National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month Information Documents:
August 2006
Special Needs Population Reminded To Register With 211
Harris County Citizen Corps participates with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, The Ad-Council, and Radio Disney to promote local preparedness
El Salvador Consulate General And Staff Graduate From CERT Class
Eckels Named 2006 County Leader of the Year

Prism's American City & County Magazine Names Texas Judge as 2006 County Leader of the Year

July 2006

Hurricanes, Floods, Terrorism: Are You Ready?

June 2006

Harris County Citizen Corps Receives the Governors Volunteer Community Capacity Builder Award

May 2006
Celebrate National Salvation Army Week!

Houston/Galveston National Weather Service 2006 Hurricane Workshop

March 2006
HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE ROBERT ECKELS TO RECEIVE NATIONAL PEACEMAKER AWARD FOR HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF OPERATION
Spring 2006 MRC Newsletter
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Volunteer Positively Impacts Hurricane Evacuee Children
The Harris County Citizen Corps, Houston TranStar, and the Allstate Foundation recieve the Texas Silver Spur Award in Community Relations

"Harris County is Proud, Prosperous & Promising"

February 2006

HARRIS COUNTY CITIZEN CORPS VOLUNTEER JOINS LAURA BUSH FOR PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH--HER STORY

January 2006
HARRIS COUNTY CITIZEN CORPS VOLUNTEER JOINS LAURA BUSH FOR PRESIDENT’S STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH
INITIAL FIRE CORPS TEAMS HAVE BIG IMPACT
2005 News Archive
December 2005

ECKELS AND HARRIS COUNTY CITIZEN CORPS COUNCIL CELEBRATE THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

November 2005
County Judge Eckels Named as One of America's "Best and Brightest"

Chertoff: Preparedness Depends on People

October 2005
Hurricane Katrina - After Action Report from the Volunteer Unit at the Reliant City mege shelter
Hurricane Katrina and Rita Relief Efforts By The Senior Community Services Department of the JCC

Katrina - Harris County Joint Information Center

September 2005
Harris County Citizen Corps - Katrina and Rita Photos
Texas Responds - information on non-cash contributions and volunteer referrals
Harris County Citizen Corps Coordinator, named ABC World News Tonight - Person of the Week
At first call, coordinator ready to roll
Harris County Commissioners Court Designates September as National Preparedness Month

Resources for Katrina Evacuees

August 2005
The Allstate Foundation awards a $100,000 grant to the Harris County Citizen Corps
KHOU-CBS Channel 11 Houston Heights CERT class - video

Harris County Citizen Corps participates in local cancer fundraiser

July 2005
Teen CERT Trains Students in Disaster Response
COUNTY JUDGE ECKELS SHOWS APPRECIATION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE, AND VOLUNTEER AGENCIES WITH ASTROS BASEBALL

COUNTY JUDGE ROBERT ECKELS RESPONDS TO LONDON TERRORIST ATTACKS AND HARRIS COUNTY’S STATE OF PREPAREDNESS

June 2005
Harris County Commissioners Court has ordered a burn ban effective June 21, until September 19, 2005
Texas Citizen Corps Conference Is Huge Success
Night Club Safety Tips

KPRC-Local 2 and H-E-B® Stores Partner with Midland Radio on Public Safety Alert Hurricane Awareness

March 2005
SMILEY HIGH SCHOOL ESTABLISHES FIRST TEEN CERT PROGRAM IN HARRIS COUNTY

The 2005 Mayor's Volunteer Houston Awards

January 2005
Medical Reserve Corps Quarterly Newsletter
FIRST DOWNTOWN HIGH-RISE CERT TEAM GRADUATES
HOMELAND SECURITY CITIZEN CORPS FORMS PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE AMERICAN LEGION AND AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
Junior Deputies Ride for Rodeo

Tsunami / Earthquake Relief

2004 News Archive
December 2004

Department Of Homeland Security Announces Official Launch Of New Fire Corps Program For Citizen Advocates

November 2004

County Judge Honors Citizen Corps Volunteers

October 2004

HOUSTON FIREFIGHTERS HELP STUDENTS FIGHT VIOLENCE

September 2004
HARRIS COUNTY CERT MEMBERS TO HELP IN FLORIDA
Governor Rick Perry Chose Harris County as the Site for a Bio-terrorism Weapons of Mass Destruction Drill...

September is National Preparedness Month

August 2004
Medical Reserve Corps Quarterly Newsletter

COUNTY JUDGE ECKELS PROMOTES NEIGHBORS MEETING NEIGHBORS

July 2004

DHS SECRETARY RIDGE MEETS WITH HARRIS COUNTY CITIZEN CORPS VOLUNTEER PRIOR TO PORT OF HOUSTON VISIT

June 2004
HARRIS COUNTY CELEBRATES PATRIOTISM, PREPAREDNESS AND VOLUNTEERISM

Harris County Citizen Corps and Flag Day Celebration

May 2004
June 14, 2004 declared Harris County Citizen Corps Day
Hurricane Preparedness Planning for Businesses
ABOVE-NORMAL 2004 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON PREDICTED
FBI, HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY, CY FAIR COLLEGE TO BE HONORED FOR ASSITANCE IN TRAINING COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS
HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES A NEW CITIZEN CORPS PROGRAM -- FIRE CORPS

COMMUNITY RESPONSE TEAMS STAGE MOCK DISASTER DRILL

April 2004
Turn Around Don't Drown
Medical Reserve Corps Quarterly Newsletter

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESPONSE VEHICLE UNVEILED

March 2004
Take the Hazardous Out of Your Home!

HARRIS COUNTY CITIZENS TRAIN TO AID FIRST RESPONDERS IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

February 2004
National Association of Counties: County News, February 2004 Issue, Showcases Harris County Citizen Corps
ECKELS CALLS FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN HOMELAND SECURITY
AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICES JOINS HARRIS COUNTY DISASTER TEAM
2002 News Archive
December 2002

Governor Tom Ridge appoints a local official...

November 2002

Emergency Response Teams to Get Volunteer Help During Disasters

October 2002

Judge Eckels Appointed to Presidential Advisory Committee on Homeland Security

August 2002

Citizen Corps kick-off on Monday, August 26, 2002