Serving Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Collin, and Van Zandt Counties, and the Town of Sunnyvale

EastTex Regional CERT is an all-volunteer team of citizens who help train and organize 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.

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

Get Prepared

Visit our links page to download the preparedness guide as well as links to other important online sources of information.

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5457 Declaration Type Fire Management Assistance Declaration Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 01/27/2023 - 22:02 Disaster Summary CEDAR CREEK FIRE State Oregon Declaration Date Fri, 01/27/2023 - 00:00 Incident Type Fire Display button/link to Apply for Assistance Off...


4685 Declaration Type Major Disaster Declaration Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 01/17/2023 - 04:02 Disaster Summary SEVERE WEATHER 1/12/2023 State Georgia Declaration Date Mon, 01/16/2023 - 00:00 Incident Type Severe Storm Display button/link to Apply for Assistance...


4684 Declaration Type Major Disaster Declaration Anonymous (not verified) Sun, 01/15/2023 - 10:01 Disaster Summary SEVERE STORMS, STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS, AND TORNADOES State Alabama Declaration Date Sun, 01/15/2023 - 00:00 Incident Type Severe Storm Display button/link...

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