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

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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 March Class has filled. 
    Please sign up for our May Conditional Class

    City of Dallas
    Community Emergency Response Team
    Conditional Training Class – 220513
    Online Computer Based Training

    Friday, May 13, 2022 
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                        Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm                        Unit 6 Fire Safety

    Saturday, May 14, 2022
    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, May 20, 2022
    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm                        Unit 7 Light Search & Rescue   

    Saturday, May 21, 2022
    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 or iPad 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.

    *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.*

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    ​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.


    We understand you want to take photos during trainings and activations for a variety of uses - including social media. Please read over our guidelines for photography available at this link - Photography Recommendations.

     Dallas CERT Online Courses

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    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 OEM Department via email at OEMDepartment@dallascityhall.com or the CERT Program Manager, Cassandra Wallace via email to cassandra.wallace@dallascityhall.com or via fax to 214-670-4677.​






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    Contact the CERT Program Manager, Cassandra Wallace via email at cassandra.wallace@dallascityhall.com

    CERT Membership Levels

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    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


    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:

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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.