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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

Register here for the Advanced First Aid class on November 4th

Register for AHA Heartsaver CPR class on November 8th, 6 pm - 10 pm

Register for UTMB Disaster Drill on November 4th

Register here for the Side-by-Side Vehicle Operations training on November 15th at 6:30 pm

CERT Rodeo Participant Sign up Link

Hamm Cram Amatuer Radio Licensing Class - December 9th

Come out and help us move our equipment and supplies to our new storage area on December 2nd.

 Up Coming Events:

We are having an Advanced First Aid Class on Saturday, November 4th, from 8 am - 3 pm. Class will be held at the OEM. Click here to register.

We are having an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED class on Wednesday night, November 8th. Class starts at 6 pm and ends at 10 pm. Class will be held at the OEM. Click here to register.

You can still sign up to be a victim or bystander at the UTMB Disaster Drill on Saturday, November 4th. You have to be at the Galveston Methodist Church location by 7:30 am. Click here to register.

We will hold vehicle operations training on the Yamaha Viking 6 that we use for incidents and events, on Wednesday, November 15th, at the OEM. Class will start at 6:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Click here to register.

 CERT will move our equipment and supplies to a storage unit across the street from the OEM on Saturday, December 2nd, from 9 am - Noon. Please come out and help us move our stuff! You can sign up here.

Please Congratulate our members who have been elected to be officers for 2017-2018!

Captain: Karen Booren

Lt. of Operations: Carla Burris

Lt. of Logistics: Steve Warren

Lt. of Radio Communications: Tina Pennington




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