Serving Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, and Collin Counties

EastTex Regional CERT is an all-volunteer team of trained citizens who help their communities in times of need.

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About EastTex CERT

Each year, many North Texas communities are rocked by severe weather, such as tornadoes, floods or flash floods, winter storms, or by man- made disasters. The damage caused by disasters effect everyone. Disasters may severely restrict and overwhelm emergency response resources, communications, transportation, and utilities; and leave individuals and neighborhoods cut off from outside emergency support.

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) are trained to take care of themselves and then help others in their communities for the first three days following a disaster.
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EastTex Regional CERT is a core program of the Rowlett Citizen Corps Council and co-sponsored by Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management. The RCCC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to disaster preparedness and family safety initiatives. See our website at:

CERT Teaches


Family and Personal Preparedness


Emergency Medical Operations


Light Search and Rescue


FEMA Incident Command Structure


Disaster Psychology


CART (Child Abduction Response Team) involvement


Basic Medical Treatment


Missing Persons Search


Fire Safety and Suppression


CERT Structure

Active Members


Years of Service

Volunteer Hours

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CERT Initial Training Class – February 9th and 16th

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and...

CERT Initial Training Class – October 20th and 27th

The next G317 CERT initial training class is scheduled for October 20th and 27th.  This is a TWO day FEMA class being held at the Rockwall Sheriff's Office, from 8:30am to 5pm.  Both days are required to complete the requirements for certification. Click Here to sign...

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