Rowlett High School – Missing Person Search: Annual Drill

Rowlett High School – Missing Person Search: Annual Drill

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...

Earthquakes, Tornadoes: ETX CERT Trains for Disaster

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

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

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...

EastTex CERT holds its first training class of the year

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

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 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...

CERT Initial Training Class – February 9th and 16th

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...

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