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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a Federal Emergency Management Agency program that educates citizens about the hazards they face in their community and trains them in lifesaving skills. If needed following a disaster, these citizen-responders use their training as part of a neighborhood or workplace team to help others when professional responders are overwhelmed or not immediately available. CERT members provide immediate assistance to victims in their area, organize spontaneous volunteers who have not had the training, and collect disaster intelligence that will assist professional responders with prioritization and allocation of resources when they arrive.

In 2009, the La Porte and Seabrook CERT teams joined together to form BayCERT.  For more information on BayCERT, visit www.baycert.org.

For more information about the CERT program, visit the Harris County Citizen Corps website at http://www.harriscountycitizencorps.com/


The next CERT class will be held in La Porte beginning January 9th.  Please see the schedule below for more information.  If you would like to register for the class, please complete the registration and informed consent forms and return them to mahand@laportetx.gov or 281-470-1590 (Fax).

CERT Class Schedule
Registration Form
Informed Consent Form