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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

CERT Rodeo Participant Sign up Link

CERT Academy 2018-1 in Kemah / Clear Lake Shores in February

CERT Volunteers to help with Graduation Drill on February 17

Advanced First Aid class in February

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

 Up Coming Events:

We will hold the first CERT Academy in February 2018. This academy will be held in the Kemah Community Center.

The dates are February 6, 8, 13, 15, and the Disaster Drill and graduation will be on the 17th. Follow this link to register!

Galveston County CERT will be holding an Advanced First Aid course in February on 2 nights during the week. The class will be on Feb. 20 and 22 (Tuesday and Thursday) from 6 pm - 9:30 pm each night. The class will be held at the OEM. Those who register will receive an email once the venue has been determined. Go here to register!

We are looking for a few good CERT members to represent Galveston County CERT during the 2018 CERT Rodeo! Please go to the link below and sign up to participate. We will be starting some training events in December! Hope you can come out and have a great time as a member of our Rodeo Team!



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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