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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.
Check out the College of the Mainland's New Emergency Management Certification and Degree Program! Click on the Documents tab above and then click on the folder for the program to see their new flyer!
Up coming events:
We will have an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class on November 5th at the OEM from 8 am - Noon. Bring a friend and learn to save a life! Go here to sign up!
Check out the Calendar for all the events that are coming up!
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