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


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Volunteer Hours

Latest ETRC News

Earthquakes, Tornadoes: ETX CERT Trains for Disaster

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...

Dallas Stars Honor 1st Responders

EastTex CERT members got an opportunity to spend some time socializing and taking in an NHL game Saturday night as the Dallas Stars played the Vancouver Canucks on 1st Responders Night.  The Stars honored 1st responders for the selfless sacrifice to their communities,...

EastTex CERT Deploys First Search and Rescue Drill of 2019

On February 23rd, a chilly and very wet Saturday morning, our crews established several search teams and set up a medical triage area as they deployed the first search and rescue drill of 2019. Eight boy scouts from Royse City Troops #312 and #3121 volunteered to...

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