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 Community Emergency Response Team

 The CERT Program educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. All citizens are encouraged to take the CERT training.  There is no requirement to join the active CERT team.  Our philisophy is that a trained citizen is a better prepared citizen.

2013 Highlights

Jan 12th - Area Search for missing woman

Feb 9th – Harris County CERT Rodeo – CERT Team Competition

Mar 12th – Staging Support, Firefighter Line of Duty Death

Apr 27th – 28th – Kemah Triathlon, force multiplier

April 19th – 21st – BP MS 150 Bike Ride – Breakpoint Controllers

May – Operation Storm Ready, Galveston County Hurricane full exercise

June – 2013 Houston/Galveston National Weather Workshop – Galveston County in charge of Greeters

July 4th Independence Day weekend – Operation Safe and Sound – Force multiplier

August 31 – Labor Day weekend – Operation Safe and Sound 2 – Force multiplier

Oct 26 - Community Garage Sale, Galveston County Parks and Senior Services - Community Outreach

Oct 26 - Wings over Texas Air Show - Community Outreach

Gave Presentations at numerous Galveston County Town hall meeting

Graduated 2 new CERT classes

Numerous training and recruitment activities

Nov 2 - Galveston County Health District POD (Point of Distribution) Exercise/Drill - Patients

CERT Academy Dates Announced

Our next CERT Academy will be in the San Leon/Baycliff area and starts on April 15th.  The dates are below.  This academy will be held at the Bacliff Community Center.  The address for the community center is located at 4503 11th St., Bacliff, TX.

  •      4-15     Tuesday     6:30 pm - 10 pm
  •      4-17     Thursday    6:30 pm - 10 pm
  •      4-29     Tuesday     6:30 pm - 10 pm
  •      5-01     Thursday    6:30 pm - 10 pm
  •      5-06     Tuesday     6:30 pm - 10 pm
  •      5-08     Thursday    6:30 pm - 10 pm
  •      5-10     Saturday    8:30 am - 11:30 am (Skills Practice); 1 pm - 4 pm Drill and Graduation

If you are interested in being part of this academy, please contact John to sign up.





HAM Classes


Recurring HAM Meetings
- 2nd Thursday
  Tidelands Amateur Radio Society, Inc.
- 3rd Thursday
  Clear Lake Amateur Radio Club
- 4th Thursday
  Galveston County Emergency Communications Group 

coming Training
If you want to be placed on the list for a future CERT Academy, click here, or send John an email at:

john.herrmann@co.galveston.tx.usThank you for your interest, John Herrmann, 281-615-7636



If you think you are ready to take the CERT training but want to know more, start here!

Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams", IS-317, is an independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those waiting to complete training or as a refresher for current team members. It has six modules with topics that include an Introduction to CERT, Fire Safety, Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents, Disaster Medical Operations, and Search and Rescue. It takes between six and eight hours to complete the course. Those who successfully finish it will receive a certificate of completion.

IS-317 can be taken by anyone interested in CERT. However, to become a CERT volunteer, one must complete the classroom training offered by the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management.

Start taking the course