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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 philosophy is that a trained citizen is a bette
    r prepared citizen.

Links to Registration Surveys

Link to help at the Jamaica Beach Academy Drill on 23rd

Link to sign up to perform damage surveys in Bacliff on Saturday, Sept. 23rd

First Aid class in Jamaica Beach 9-26 & 9-27

CPR class in Jamaica Beach 9-28

October CERT Academy in Texas City

Texas A&M Galveston Fall Health Fair

 NASA/ JSC Fall Safety and Health Fair



 Up Coming Events:

 CERT will be assisting the Galveston County OEM by conducting damage assessments in Bacliff community on Saturday, September 23rd. If interested please register by following the link to the bottom left and sign up to help. 

We will meet at the OEM at 8:30 am that morning to brief and then deploy from there to the Bacliff area.


Jamaica Beach CERT Academy Graduation Drill Help 

We are needing CERTs and others to help at the Graduation Drill this Saturday, September 23rd, starting at 12:30 pm at the Jamaica Beach City Hall.

Please go to the link to the left and below to sign up!


First Aid and CPR classes offered in Jamaica Beach

CERT is offering an Advanced First Aid class at the Jamaica Beach City Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday Night, September 26 & 27 starting at 6 pm each night and ending at 9:30 pm. You must attend both nights to complete the course.

We are offering the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class on Thursday Night, September 28th, starting at 6 pm at the Jamaica Beach City Hall. 

You will learn adult, child, and infant CPR skills. 

These classes are free to all and open to anyone who wishes to learn these life saving skills! Please sign up by clicking on the link to the left.



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 

 If you would like to be notified of future CERT Academies please follow this link and complete the form so we have your information and we will contact you about future CERT Academies.

  Sign up here if you are interested.


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