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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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CERTs Delivering Christmas Dinners to Neighbors Displaced by Harvey on Dec 22nd

CERT Rodeo Participant Sign up Link

CERT Kick-off Social on January 20th at Louis' Bait Camp

 Up Coming Events:

On December 22nd, starting at 3 pm, CERT members will be assisting County Judge Mark Henry, along with HEB and local area builders, in distributing Christmas Dinners to families who are still located in local hotels due to damage to their homes during Hurricane Harvey.
We will stage and load vehicles with meals and supplies starting at 3 pm, and we will leave the HEB store located in League City on Highway 96 starting around 5:30 - 6 pm.
We will stage and get ready at 3 pm at the HEB in League City, on Hwy 96 at South Shore Dr. We need CERTs who are willing to drive their personal vehicles to deliver meals to the local hotels housing our displaced neighbors, and we need people who are willing to ride along and carry and distribute the meals.
This is a special event at a special time of year, thank you for signing up to help make this effort a blessing for those who are in need this holiday season!

Please click here to sign up to deliver meals!


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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