The Red Cross of Central and South Texas is pleased to offer the following FREE community preparedness courses on request:
Be Red Cross Ready
is a national, standardized, FREE preparedness education curriculum for adults taught by certified presenters. The program is designed to help people understand, prepare for and respond appropriately to disasters. The curriculum has the option to mix and match emergency preparedness modules on relevant local hazards for your community. These modules include: Preparedness Essentials, Home Fires, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, Wildfires, Extreme Heat, Thunderstorms, Winter Storms, Volcanoes, Landslides, Preparedness for Senior Adults and COVID-19. Most sessions last between 30-90 minutes and can be done either virtually or in person.
is a free, web-based, self-paced organizational emergency preparedness program that helps organizations of all types prepare appropriately, respond effectively, and recover quickly from disasters and other emergencies. Ready Rating tools meet or exceed the minimum standards for organizational preparedness set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We can set up an informational meeting either virtually or in person to discuss how the Ready Rating program can benefit your business.
is a course designed to teach untrained bystanders how to perform a form of CPR that uses a hands-only technique. Having more citizen bystanders trained in this simple skill can help save lives by putting more cardiac arrest victims within a few steps of lifesaving assistance.
The primary training method that teaches the hands-only technique is a skill session that lasts approximately 30 minutes. Participants learn how to check for consciousness, call 911 (or the local emergency number), and give continuous chest compressions. CPR training certification is not provided through this course.
For information on any of these programs, please contact our regional preparedness team at CSTRPreparedness@redcross.org.
You can also find links to our virtual presentations here: Virtual Emergency Preparedness Programs.