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

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Latest ETRC News

EastTex CERT holds its first training class of the year

As we head in to storm season, it's extremely important to be prepared for the possibly of severe weather.  On Saturday, EastTex CERT held its first of a two day training at the Rockwall County Sheriff's Office to educate the community on emergency preparedness, fire...

CERT Trains Active Shooter Response, Learns Stop The Bleed

Members of EastTex Regional CERT attended the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event (CRASE) course which educates on the strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. The free course was hosted by the Rockwall Country Office of...

EastTex CERT holds it’s annual meeting for 2019

EastTex Regional CERT held it's annual kickoff meeting last.  We had a great turnout with 38 people in attendance!  A big thank you as always to Rockwall County OEM for access to the conference room.  With quite a few changes taking place in the past 6...

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