Community Emergency Response Team
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Program educates people about disaster preparedness for 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
disaster medical operations.
Using the training learned in the classroom
and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their
neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional
responders are not immediately available to help.
CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more
active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Plan, Prepare and Mitigate
The CERT Program provides for individual preparedness
training through the development of multifunctional response teams which act
as an adjunct to the city's emergency services during major disasters. When
emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first
responders, and provide immediate assistance to victims. CERT members can
also assist with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the
community. Through this unique program, people from community organizations,
business and industry, and city employee groups will become CERT members.
They work as team members and perform as individual leaders by directing
untrained volunteers in the initial phase of an emergency.
What Can You Do To Be Part of CERT?
- Volunteer (application coming soon)
Comal County CERT Contact Information:
Open at this time
Emergency Management Coordinator
- Comal County, Texas
- Mailing: 150 N. Seguin Avenue
- Physical: 100 Main Plaza
- New Braunfels, Texas 78130
- Office: (830) 221-1108
- Fax: (830) 608-2026