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

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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.

    The previously scheduled April 2020 Training class 

    has been canceled.

    Please check back for future training opportunities. 

    Until then, FEMA has some online training opportunities. Check them out at this link - https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-317


    ​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

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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


    If You Have a Volgistics Profile


    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 PowerPoint

    Tactical Radios PDF


    Documentation Course

    Documentation PowerPoint

    Documentation PDF

    HAZMAT Course

    HAZMAT PowerPoint



    Navigation Course

    Navigation PowerPoint

    Navigation PDF

    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:

    Harris County Rodeo Website

    Rodeo Roundups

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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.