Louisiana State Citizen Corps 3rd Annual CERT Rodeo Roundup

The following is a press release from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury:

On May 1st, the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps will team up with the Louisiana State Citizen Corps to host a unique kind of rodeo. Both the general public and Louisiana Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members from across the state are invited to compete in a series of events using skills learned during emergency preparedness training.

The Roundup serves as a hands-on test of the participant's skills in fire suppression, search & rescue, cribbing and other aspects of emergency preparedness and response. In addition to being open to the public, the event also serves as spring training for the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps.

The Rodeo Round Up takes place Saturday, May 1st, at the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Office of Community Services, 2424 Third Street, from 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Tentative Schedule of Events:



8:00 – 8:30am


8:30 – 9:30am


9:30am – 12:00pm:

Fire Suppression & Search & Rescue

1:00 – 1:00pm


1:00 – 3:30pm

Cribbing & Gang Plank

3:30 – 4:00pm

MVP Wheelchair Race

4:00 – 4:30pm

Awards Ceremony

Because space is limited anyone wishing to attend must register by April 16th. Registration forms can be picked up at the Office of Community Services or downloaded from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury website by going to www.cppj.net and clicking on the event calendar.

Completed forms can be mailed to:
Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Attn: Chelsea Brown, State Citizen Corps Coordinator
7667 Independence Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Fax: 225-925-3510
Email: Chelsea.brown@la.gov