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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

Link to report High Water and road flooding

American Heart Association CPR/ AED classes at Port Bolivar FD on Sept. 15, 2 classes one in am and one in pm

Stop the Bleed Course at Port Bolivar FD from 12:30 pm - 2 pm on Sept. 15

CERT Academy 2018-5 at College of the Mainland on Sept. 28, Oct. 12, & Oct.19

Wings Over Houston Oct. 20-21

NASA/JSC Fall Health Fair October 31

CERT Academy 2018-5 at the OEM in November

Request to join CERT Trailer Team

Request to join CERT Social Media Monitoring Team

Request to join the CERT Drone Team

 Up Coming Events:

CERT Meeting September 5th

Galveston County CERT will host a CERT Academy at the College of the Mainland, this academy will take place over 3 Fridays (September 28, October 12, and October 19). The class times are from 8 am - 5 pm each day. The building and location will be announced. The graduation drill will be on October 19th from 1 pm - 4 pm, with a short graduation ceremony to follow the drill and after action briefing.

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.

The last CERT Academy of the year will be in November at the OEM. 

This will be a weekend academy, and will be held on:
November 1 (Thurs.)    6:30 pm - 10 pm       
November 2 (Fri.)         6:30 pm - 10 pm       
November 3 (Sat.)         9 am - 11:30 am       
November 3 (Sat.)          12:30 - 4:30 pm       
November 16 (Fri.)        6:30 pm - 10 pm       
November 17 (Sat.)       9 am - 11:30 am       
November 17 (Sat.)       12:30  - 4 pm             

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.

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