An invitation to join CERT

Community Emergency Response Team New Members Invited

Join the ETRC Training Class Feb 12th and 19th

Want to help your community in times of need?  EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is looking for new members who want to make a difference and help their community in a times of need.

MCFD is looking to build the Fire District 22 Team to join East Texas Regional Community Emergency Response Team. CERT is an organization through FEMA to help train and organize communities at the local level to help during disasters. They are sponsored by the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management, and are an all-volunteer organization that helps local law enforcement, fire, and emergency management when disasters strike, missing person searches, and public event support.

ERTC have over 200 active members and serve Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Collin, and Van Zandt Counties and the Town of Sunnyvale.  You are invited to the next training class on Feb 12th and 19th  from 8am – 6pm at the Rockwall Presbyterian Church.

This is a FREE 2 day class that will teach you many preparedness tips to help protect your family as well as the basic skills needed by all ETRC members. Although not required, you can choose to be an active member of the deployment team and be put on a call out list for when there are emergencies. If you’re interested in signing up, visit the ETRC website and follow the links.

You will need to sign up for the class AND complete the application. If you have any questions, feel free to call (214) 915-0361. All volunteers must go through a criminal background check. Ages 14 and over can take the class, but you must be 18 to join the active callout team. If you wish to join the emergency callout team, you will be required to purchase your team shirt and badges for $20.

If you have any questions about being a part of the Fire District 22 CERT, please contact Fire Chief Simmons at firechief@mclendon-chisholm.com.

Rockwall County Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Center

Rockwall County now has a monoclonal antibody treatment center located on Rockwall County property between the Library and Courthouse near 1111 E Yellow Jacket Ln.

This treatment center opened Monday, September 6th, and is operated by MDLabs, the Rockwall County partner that administered vaccines out of Wilkerson Stadium.  This treatment center will aid in keeping people with COVID-19 out of local hospitals.  Treatment works best if a COVID-positive person receives the monoclonal antibody treatment within the first five days of symptom onset. However, individuals are eligible to receive treatment up to 10 days after symptom onset. Patients must be observed for one hour after treatment to ensure no adverse effects are experienced.

It is preferred that patients have a referral from a doctor and schedule an appointment. However, there is limited capability to assess and provide a patient referral on-site if necessary.  There is limited capacity for walkups. However, walkup availability is not guaranteed. Walkups without a referral will take longer to process than someone with an appointment and doctor’s referral. MDLabs will collect insurance information and file an administration claim; however, a co-pay/payment will not be collected. Insurance companies are paying administration fees for the antibody treatments just as they do with vaccines. Filing for the administration fee is how MDLabs can support Rockwall County, and no one will be denied treatment based on insurance coverage.

Get more details at the MDLab website | Schedule an Appointment Here