Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
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Dallas CERT training emphasizes accountability for yourself, your family, and your community by stressing the importance of personal preparedness and accountability. Our CERT volunteer members are expected to have an awareness of their neighborhoods, and to pre-determine possible evacuation sites that will facilitate effective, safe and rapid response to emergencies.
The CERT program teaches our volunteer members about disaster preparedness for hazards that affect our area. The program trains you in basic disaster response skills (fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations).
CERT also offers a one day online course that serves as an introduction to the CERT Basic three day course.
Classes have been added to the 2023 schedule and more are expected to be added. Please view the schedule below and sign up via the "Apply Now" button for English classes and use the registration form/ link for Spanish classes. Stay tuned or visit us at Twitter.com/DallasCERT.
During a major emergency, when first responders are unable to respond immediately, CERT team members:
CERT members have proven themselves nationally to be an active and vital part of their communities preparedness and response capability. For example, CERT members have been used to:
The Dallas CERT training program includes the following sessions:
The final session includes a disaster simulation to allow volunteers to apply their newly acquired skills in a simulated environment. CERT Graduates receive a certificate of completion.