EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) seeks new members, plans free training class

EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) seeks new members, plans free training class

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – May 20, 2020) Want to help your community in times of need? EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is looking for new members who want to make a difference. CERT is an organization through FEMA to help train and organize communities at the local level to help during disasters. We […]

EastTex Regional CERT to host free emergency preparedness training

EastTex Regional CERT to host free emergency preparedness training

UPDATE 1/19/21: The Jan 25 class was cancelled. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is a program through FEMA to help train and organize local citizens to help during disasters or other times of need. EastTex Regional CERT is sponsored by the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management, and are an all-volunteer organization that helps local […]

Rockwall County honors CERT volunteers for relief efforts

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – Jan. 26, 2016) Members of the EastTex Regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) were recognized during the Rockwall County Commissioners Court meeting this morning, Jan. 26, for their efforts in assisting the City of Rowlett and those communities which were affected by the devastating Dec. 26 tornado. Rockwall County Emergency Management […]

Rockwall CERT, police, fire aid in tornado cleanup, search and rescue

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 29, 2015) First responders of the Rowlett and Rockwall communities continue to band together to help the victims of a devastating EF4-classified tornado that ripped through Garland, Rowlett and Sunnyvale on Saturday night. In wake of the destructive storm which blew through the night after Christmas and left several homes, businesses […]

Rockwall CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) to host training classes

Rockwall CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) to host training classes

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 28, 2015) This past weekend, our eyes have been opened to just how vulnerable our homes and businesses can be. The disaster had substantial impacts on our surrounding communities, affecting family and friends; neighbors and co-workers. During our deployment to Rowlett, we heard many stories of neighbor helping neighbor, which is […]

Rockwall County CERT volunteers ready for emergency

Apply online. Basic Training set for May 2 & 9 ROCKWALL, TX (March 19 2015) The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of Rockwall County invites all looking to help make their community safer, stronger and better prepared for disasters to join its growing team of volunteers trained in assisting others and helping those in distress […]

‘Know What 2 Do’ in case of emergency in Rockwall County

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Dec. 2, 2014) Members of Rockwall County Emergency Management and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) teamed together to teach the community three important steps when it comes to preparing for an emergency or disaster during a community meeting on emergency preparedness at the St. Matthias Church in Rockwall on Monday night. While […]

Rowlett residents encouraged to participate in Community Emergency Response Team class

(ROWLETT-December 17, 2012) The Rowlett Citizen Corps Council will sponsor a two-day Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class on Saturday, February 16th and 23rd, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. During a natural or man-made disaster, CERT teams assist Fire and Police in doing damage assessment, accounting for residents and securing quick, accessible routes into their neighborhood.  Our teams also help […]