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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Operation Safe and Sound, July 4th

4th of July Parade on the Seawall

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

 Up Coming Events:

Follow this link to see the May 2018 CERT Meeting Slideshow

We will not have a meeting in July! Our next meeting will be on August 1st!

Operation Safe and Sound at San Luis Pass on July 4th needs you! We will provide our safety information to the visitors at San Luis Pass on Wednesday, July 4th, and we need CERT members to sign up and participate! This is one of our more important safety events so please help make this happen by signing up early. Please don't wait until the last minute or we may have already had to cancel the event. Follow this link to sign up!


CERT will be part of the City of Galveston's 4th of July Parade on the Seawall! Please follow the link to sign up. Children are welcome but you are responsible for their safety during the entire event!

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