Galveston County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
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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.

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Big Ass Crawfish Boil Volunteers

Crawfish Boil Set-up on Friday evening, March 23rd

AHA Heartsaver CPR Class March 28, 2018

CERT Academy 2018-2 at Texas A&M Galveston Campus in April

Volunteers to help with Academy Graduation Drill on April 14th

Advanced First Aid Course at TAMUG April 24&25

CERT Academy at FM646 OEM Office starting May 4th

Operation Safe and Sound, May 26 & 27th

 Up Coming Events:

Big Ass Crawfish Boil!

CERT members are working the parking lot of the Gulf Greyhound Park on March 24th between the hours of 8 am and Midnight. This is a FUND RAISING EVENT FOR CERT! We need everyone who is available to help us during this large event so that we can take the money for parking and then direct vehicles to the desired parking spot and keep the lot orderly and accessible so that we can park as many cars as possible. We will make 20 % of the parking fees collected, and we want to see that number be as high as possible! There will be an AM shift and a PM shift, but if you can only work a few hours then let us know and please come help. Crawfish will be provided to those working the event at 1 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm. The crawfish will be brought out to our break area tent in the parking lot so that everyone will get crawfish this year!

Thanks for signing up to help at this important fund raising event!


AHA Heartsaver CPR Class is being offered on March 28, 2018 at the OEM! Please sign up if you wish to attend.

The next CERT Academy will be held in April at Texas A&M Galveston! Get the information by following the sign-up link.

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