• Office of Emergency Management
    1500 Marilla St.,
    L2AN
    Dallas, Texas 75201
    Phone: (214) 670-4275
    Fax: (214) 670-4677

  • Quick Links

    ​​​​​​​​​​​CERT Training


     

    Volunteers become CERT members when they've completed class sessions taught by local emergency management and professional first responders. Classes include 20 hours of practical training and team-building exercises.


     

    ​The Dallas CERT training program includes the following sessions:

    • Unit 1- Disaster Preparedness and Intro to Emergency Management
    • Unit 2- Fire Safety
    • Unit 3- Disaster Medical Operations - Triage and Treating Life Threatening Injuries
    • Unit 4- Disaster Medical Operations - Assessment, Treatment and Hygiene
    • Unit 5-Light Search and Rescue
    • Unit 6- Team Organization
    • Unit 7- Disaster Psychology
    • Unit 8- Terrorism and CERT
    • Unit 9- Final Disaster Exercise​

    The final session includes a disaster simulation to give volunteers the ability to apply their newly acquired skills in a simulated environment. CERT Graduates receive a certificate of completion, and a Dallas CERT t-shirt.


     

    In addition, CERT volunteers are encourage to take continuing education classes to refresh and enhance skills. Since March 2007, CERT members have completed the following continuing education classes:

    • Ham Radio Operator's Technician Class
    • Incident Stress Management
    • Strategic National Stockpile (large-scale medicine and antidote distribution)
    • And several disaster exercises

    Apply Now.jpg

    For more information contact Cassandra Wallace via email to cassandra.wallace@dallascityhall.com or via fax to 214-670-4677.​

    ​​


     

    ​​

     


     

    Additional Information & Training


     

    If You Have a Volgistics Profile

    MemberProfileLoginButton.png

    Background Check 

    (Fill out all three [3] forms below)

    ​DPD Volunteer Application​ 
    Confidentiality Agreement

    Waiver of Liability


     

    CERT Membership Levels

    CERT Membership Levels

    ​​Tactical Radios Course

    ​Tactical Radios Part I

    Tactical Radios Part II

    Tactical Radios Quiz


     

    Documentation Course

    Documentation 

    Documentation Quiz


    HAZMAT Course

    HAZMAT

    HAZMAT Quiz


     

    Navigation Course

    Navigation 

    Navigation Quiz​


    Radio Training Materials

    Dallas CERT Radio Operations Guide
    Dallas CERT Radio Training Net Scenario

    Dallas CERT Damage Assessment Form

    ICS 309 Form

     

    CERT Forms​


     

    Log Forms

    Radio Issue Form 

    Personnel Resources


     

    ICS Forms

    ICS-309


     

    Incident Forms

    ​​Activity Log Page 1

    Activity Log Additional Pages

    Damage Assessment

    Equipment Resources

    Incident Briefing Page 1

    Incident Briefing Page 2

    Incident Cover Sheet

    Medical Treatment Record Page 1

    Medical Treamtment Record Page 2

    Message Form

    Operational Task Sheet

    Personnel Sign In/Out Sheet

    Task Status Sheet

    Team Lead Assignments

    Tracking Form

    Triage Tags


     

    Other Training Resources


     

    Training:

    North Central Texas Council of Governments

    Texas Emergency Managment


     

    Radios:

    ARRL Precedences and Handling Instructions

     

    FEMA:

    FEMA NIMS: You can take additional IS related online courses here, such as IS-100.b, IS-200.b, and IS-700.a. These should be taken as part of the "advancements" training.


     

    Harris County CERT Rodeo:

    Harris County Rodeo Website

    CERT Rodeo location map


     

    Rodeo Roundups

     1st-2007   2nd-2008   3rd-2009   4th-2010   5th-2011   6th-2012   7th-2013  8th-2014


     

    SKYWARN:

    SKYWARN™ training is usually scheduled between January and March in preparation for tornado season.  Details on upcoming classes can be found on the National Weather Service's page here.