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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.
For additional information email: Info@easttexrc.org
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: www.rowlettcitizencorps.org
Family and Personal Preparedness
Emergency Medical Operations
Light Search and Rescue
FEMA Incident Command Structure
CART (Child Abduction Response Team) involvement
Basic Medical Treatment
Missing Persons Search
Fire Safety and Suppression
Years of Service
Latest ETRC News
ETX CERT held the first wilderness first aid training module on April 6, 2019. Imagine you are hiking on a long mountain trail when your friend or a family member suffers from altitude sickness or falls, breaking an ankle and sustaining other injuries. Do you know how...
Early on a foggy, damp and cold Saturday morning teams, EastTex CERT with Rowlett Citizen Corps Council staged for a missing person search. Teams of volunteers gathered at the Rowlett High School to coordinate the search through many buildings, nearby water hazards...
CERT was first conceptualized by the LA County Fire Department in the mid-1980’s considering the ever-looming threat of a large earthquake and wide-area destruction. The need for training civilians to meet their immediate resource needs was confirmed in 1987 with...