Galveston County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Please Sign In

Useful Links:

Galveston County
Citizen Corps

Galveston County
Emergency Management

Galveston County
Medical Reserve Corps

Texas CERT website

National Citizen Corps

National CERT

Homeland Security


Twitter Follow Button
CERT Final Logo  Welcome to Galveston County CERT!  GC Seal Small
Events          Training          Volunteer          HAM

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 report High Water and road flooding

Link to donate food and drinks for the Youth Preparedness Conference

CERT Trailering Team Meeting and Training on Wednesday, June 12, 2019

CERT Drone Team Training and Meeting on Saturday, June 15, 2019

CERT Volunteers to assist during the Youth Preparedness Conference

Link to volunteer to help represent CERT at local Hurricane Townhall Meetings in June

Operation Safe and Sound on 4th of July Holiday weekend

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

 Up Coming Events:

Due to the cancellation of the June monthly meeting, we will have a monthly meeting in July. The June Meeting Slideshow is available in the Documents Tab on this website!

The monthly meeting for July will be on Wednesday, July 10th, starting at 6:30 pm at the OEM. 

Operation Safe and Sound is coming up quickly for the 4th of July holiday weekend! We need you to help us patrol the San Luis Pass and we may be out there from Thursday until Sunday! Please sign up to help with this very important CERT event. Shifts are from 8 am - 11 am, and 5 pm - 8 pm each day. The need for the Friday - Sunday shifts will depend on the size of the crowds and the needs of the Beach Patrol. You can click here to sign up!

CERT is hosting a week long Youth Preparedness Conference that will train the High School age students in emergency preparedness curriculum courses. 

We are hoping to provide meals at lunch and drinks during the day for all participants. We are accepting donations of individual sized bags of chips and drinks for the students during the conference. We also need other individually wrapped snack foods for the teens during the week. Drinks should be sodas, tea, and gatorade. If you can help with this need, please sign up to bring the items to the OEM on this Saturday from 8 am - Noon, or to bring the items on Monday, June 17th, between 9am and 4 pm. We will also accept money donations that will be aplied to the cost of the food and money donations can be delivered at the same dates and times. You can sign up to bring items at this link! Thank you!

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 March, April, and May 2019 meeting. 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