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 better-prepared

Links to Registration Surveys

Link to report High Water and road flooding

Drone Team Training Jan. 29, 2022

CERT Academy 2022-1, Feb. 2022

AHA CPR/AED class on Feb. 22, 2022

SAR Team Training and Drill, Feb. 26, 2022

Advanced First Aid Mar. 22, 2022

Interest Survey for SAR certification class in April

Volunteers for County Fair and Rodeo in April, 2022

CERT Academy 2022-2 in May

CERT Member Skills and Training Registry

Link to register for Blackboard Connect messages from CERT

Request to join CERT Trailer Team

Request to join CERT Communications Situational Awareness Team (CSAT)

Request to join the CERT Drone Team

Request to join Task Force Dickinson

Request to join CHAT (Ham Radio Team)

Request to join CERT SAR Team

 Up Coming Events:

We are in the process of trying to schedule a NASAR Search and Rescue Certification Course in April. Please let us know if you are interested!

If you have been hesitant to attend in person trainings, then you need to get signed up to be part of the Stay at Home Trauma Care class that we will offer on January 25th and 27th via Zoom!

Please click on the Calendar and see the scheduled trainings for the 2022 year!

Please follow this link to the CERT Member Skills Set and Training Registry! We need you to update us on your current certifications and skills that you are willing to use during times of need in Galveston County. *The above link has been updated and works properly*

Please look in the Documents folder for new accessible documents that may be of value to you as a CERT Member. We have added a copy of the slide show from the monthly meetings. We have added ICS documents to the ICS Forms folder that includes a fillable copy of the 201 and the 214 forms. We have also included the list of important phone numbers that you can download and print and place into your response bag. Keep checking back to see new documents that have been added.

If you witness high water or impassable roads in our community, please send the information to Galveston County CERT via our google docs link so that we can share it with the authorities in that area. Here is the 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