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    1500 Marilla St.,
    Dallas, Texas 75201
    Phone: (214) 670-4275
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    ​​​​​​​​​​​CERT Training

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    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.


    City of Dallas
    Community Emergency Response Team
    Conditional Training Class – 210813 
    Online Computer Based Training

    Friday, August 13, 2021
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm         Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm         Unit 6 Fire Safety

    Saturday, August 14, 2021
    9:00 am – 11:00 am       Unit 3 Disaster Medical Operations Part 1
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm    Unit 4 Disaster Medical Operations Part 2

    Friday, August 20, 2021
    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm          Unit 7 Light Search & Rescue

    Saturday, August 21, 2021
    9:00 am – 10:00 am       Unit 2 CERT Organization
    10:00 am – 11:00 am    Unit 5 Psychology
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm    Unit 8 Terrorism


    This is computer-based training (CBT). It is strongly recommended the use of a computer, iPad, or tablet for this class. The use of a smart phone is NOT sufficient.

    This class is a "Conditional" CERT Class. During this period when we cannot perform "hands-on" training this class will be lecture only. Then when CDC restrictions are lifted, we will offer a course of "hands-on" training followed by a final exercise. You will then receive an unrestricted CERT G-317 diploma.

    Expect an email approximately one week prior to the beginning of class with the instructions to join the on-line class.


    Chris Herzog
    CERT Lead Instructor

    *Please note the dates the modules are presented are subject to change and that ALL sessions must be completed to get a certificate – missed sessions may be made up at future CERT class offerings.*


    ​The Dallas CERT training program includes the following sessions:

    • Unit 1- Disaster Preparedness
    • Unit 2- CERT Organization
    • Unit 3- Disaster Medical Operations Part 1
    • Unit 4- Disaster Medical Operations Part 2
    • Unit 5-Psychology
    • Unit 6- Fire Safety
    • Unit 7- Light Search and Rescue
    • Unit 8- Terrorism

    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

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






    Additional Information & Training


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    Background Check 

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    ​DPD Volunteer Application​ ​
    Confidentiality Agreement

    Waiver of Liability


    CERT Membership Levels

    CERT Membership Levels

    ​​Tactical Radios Course

    ​Tactical Radios PowerPoint

    Tactical Radios PDF


    Documentation Course

    Documentation PowerPoint

    Documentation PDF

    HAZMAT Course

    HAZMAT PowerPoint



    Navigation Course

    Navigation PowerPoint

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    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


    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 Treatment 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


    North Central Texas Council of Governments

    Texas Emergency Management


    ARRL Precedence and Handling Instructions



    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:

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    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.