Austin HSEM and the citizens of Austin need your help to prepare the community for a disaster. CERT provides an excellent opportunity for Austinites to play an important role in helping to safeguard, prepare for and respond to major emergencies in our community.
Training covers basic emergency preparedness, response capabilities, first aid, fire suppression and search and rescue procedures. The CERT program is supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Training is FREE!
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Become an Austin CERT Volunteer
Austin CERT volunteer training is offered twice a year.
If you have questions about the CERT application process, email email@example.com. A representative will follow up with you.
The 24 hours of required core training educates people about disaster preparedness for specific types of hazards, and trains them in basic disaster response skills and the role of a CERT volunteer. 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.
* The April class has been canceled. To register for the April 21-23, 2017 class, complete the online application or download an application for print, and mail or fax to (please submit by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017):
Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
P.O. Box 1088
Austin, TX 78767-1088
Please note: Applicants will receive a confirmation email closer to the class date, not immediately after an application is submitted.
You must be at least 18.
For more information about Austin CERT, please contact Nelson Andrade at 512-974-0471.