Commuity Emergency Response Team Training
Please be advised the Harris County Office of Emergency Management is offering a free course to help train volunteers from The American Legion, Department of Texas on Community Emergency Response who desire to be on a Community Emergency Response Team.
The first portion of the training can be accomplished on line at the following web site: https://medicine.utah.edu/dfpm/occupational-environmental-health/research/outreach/cert/online-courses Once completed, please email a copy of your certificate to J.T. Thomas at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The second portion of the training will be a 1 day “hands on” training course at the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Training Field on December 9, 2023 from 0700hrs – 1700hrs. The training field address is 2316 Atascocita Rd. Humble, TX 77396. We will provide opportunities for breakfast and lunch.
Hotel rooms can be booked at https://www.ihg.com/staybridge/hotels/us/ for Staybridge Suites 4819 Canyon Lakes Trace Drive, Humble, TX, US. Cost is $99 per night. Please RSVP no later than October 31st to email@example.com and forward online certification no later than November 15th.
The Membership year is January 1 to December 31 of each year. If your dues for the new year have not been received by January 1st, you are delinquent. If your dues have not been received by February 1st, your membership is suspended and you must be voted back into the Post by the membership. To avoid being delinquent, the Legion starts collecting dues for the new year in July. That gives members July through January (7 months) to get their dues paid without being suspended.
Please do not confuse when membership dues come due with the membership goals and target dates. Membership awards are generally based on current year status on June 1st of each year. This is not the date that dues should be paid. Please pay your dues before February 1st.
Several questions have been asked concerning membership issues. Below are two contacts at National who may be able to provide you some assistance with questions concerning membership and our new system. They are:
While we are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic we are holding many of our meetings through video conferencing. For those of us not familiar with these platforms, the following list of "how to" videos may be useful:
If you are a Service member or Veteran in crisis or you’re concerned about one, there are specially trained responders ready to help you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Veterans Crisis Line connects Service members and Veterans in crisis, as well as their family members and friends, with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text-messaging service.