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.
Our August 2021 class is now full. Please stay tuned to this website and our social media pages for information on new class dates.
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 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.
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
For more information contact OEM Department via email at OEMDepartment@dallascityhall.com or the CERT Program Manager, Cassandra Wallace via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax to 214-670-4677.
Additional Information & Training
If You Have a Volgistics Profile
Contact the CERT Program Manager, Cassandra Wallace via email at email@example.com
CERT Membership Levels
CERT Membership Levels
Radio Issue Form
Activity Log Page 1
Activity Log Additional Pages
Incident Briefing Page 1
Incident Briefing Page 2
Incident Cover Sheet
Medical Treatment Record Page 1
Medical Treatment Record Page 2
Operational Task Sheet
Personnel Sign In/Out Sheet
Task Status Sheet
Team Lead Assignments
Other Training Resources
Preparing Texas (create account and upload certificates here)
ARRL Precedence and Handling Instructions
FEMA ICS: IS 100.c*, IS 200.c*,IS 700.b*, IS 800.d* *www.training.fema.gov/ (put class title in search bar)
Harris County CERT Rodeo:
Harris County Rodeo Website
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.