Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Basic Training
Are you prepared for a natural or man-made disaster?
What about your family? 
The next Sachse CERT class will be held:
February 22nd and February 29th 2020
(Attendance on consecutive Saturdays is required!)
For more information, please send an email to

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Sachse CERT program educates the public about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as light search & rescue, disaster medical operations, team organization and fire safety.  Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT trained individuals learn to assist their family, neighbors and co-workers following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

Training is conducted by FEMA certified staff and First Responders using a nationally recognized curriculum.  This course gives students training in disaster psychology, first aid, triage, search & rescue, fire suppression, hazard recognition, disaster types and more!

The course concludes with a Capstone Drill where students work together as a team through a simulated disaster scene, using the hands-on skills learned.  The drill is a continuation of the learning process and instructors are embedded with the teams to provide guidance.


Minimum Age: 18 years of age, as of the first day of class, or 16 with parental consent and parental participation.
The course is open to adjacent cities, but Sachse residents will have first priority as the class fills.
Active participation with a CERT group is NOT a requirement upon completion, but MANY rewarding opportunities to give back to your community are available once you are trained.  The G-317 certificate is recognized in every state and municipality.

CERT Class Fee $25 - this fee pays for disposable supplies, lunch both days and other costs for conducting the CERT G-317 class.  The fee is refundable in case of cancelation up to 48-hours prior to the start of the class.  No refunds for cancelations within 48-hours of the class or no shows.

Class is Held at the Sachse EOC located in the Public Safety building.  3815 Sachse Rd, Building D, Sachse, Texas 75048

Sachse CERT / City of Sachse Liability Waiver
We will be able to notarize the form when you check in.  Please come a few minutes early to complete the notary process and be sure to bring your driver's license or other form of identification.

CERT Responder Information:
Sachse CERT encourages citizens to take preparedness seriously in order to minimize loss of life and property in a disaster.  If you have any questions please email The class is taught using the FEMA curriculum, but does not automatically make you part of an active response team.  Graduates who live or work in Sachse, or surrounding communities are welcome to join a SCC sponsored team after completing an additional orientation session and background check. 

CERT Responder Recommended Training:
IS-315: CERT Supplemental Training: The Incident Command System (Online Course)
IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System

Sachse Citizens, are you a CERT member?

Do you know what is meant by "72-hours"?

If not, ask a Sachse CERT member.


Sachse Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of citizens, organized as a neighborhood-based team that receives special training to enhance their ability to recognize, respond to, and recover from a major emergency or disaster situation.  Teams are trained by professional responders in areas that will help take care of themselves and others before, during and after a major emergency.


CERT Activities

Sat Feb 22 @ 8:00AM - 06:00PM
G-317 Day 1
Sat Feb 29 @ 8:00AM - 06:00PM
G-317 Day 2
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    Jan 23, 2020 | 21:57 pm

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  • Deadline to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance Approaching

    Jan 23, 2020 | 21:07 pm

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  • Ten More Puerto Rico Municipalities Eligible for Individual Assistance

    Jan 22, 2020 | 20:41 pm

    CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – Ten more municipalities that were affected by the recent earthquakes that began in December have been designated as eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program.

  • FEMA Obligates Over $39.5 Million for the Vieques Community Health Center

    Jan 21, 2020 | 19:46 pm

    GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Susan Centeno community health center in Vieques, known locally as a CDT, will receive over $39.5 million in funds from FEMA as a result of damage caused by Hurricane María.  

  • Unincorporated Island County Facing Potential National Flood Insurance Program Probation

    Jan 21, 2020 | 19:10 pm

    BOTHELL, Wash. – Unincorporated Island County, Wash., will be placed on probationary status with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on March 30 unless deficiencies in its floodplain management program are corrected. The county must also address violations of the[…]

  • Building a Culture of Cyber Preparedness

    Oct 28, 2019 | 16:31 pm

    Author: Daniel Kaniewski, PhDOctober is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month; a month to ensure all Americans are safer and more secure online. At FEMA, we are always focused on preparing ourselves, our partners, and the American people for the many threats and[…]

  • How Community Lifelines and Infrastructure Planning are Essential to Mitigation Plans

    Oct 23, 2019 | 16:15 pm

    Author: Angela R. GladwellOctober is National Community Planning Month. Community planners around the globe join the American Planning Association  in highlighting this year’s theme of “Planning for Infrastructure that Benefits All”.  This year, the focus is on how well-planned infrastructure projects[…]

  • Financially Prepare for a Disaster

    Sep 26, 2019 | 18:32 pm

    Author: David I Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation AdministrationIt only takes one storm, one flash flood, or one inch of water to cause significant damage to a home or business. September marks National Preparedness Month – a reminder[…]

  • Prepared, Not Scared

    Sep 19, 2019 | 14:30 pm

    Author: Daniel Kaniewski, PhDNational Preparedness Month is every September when we focus on preparing ourselves, our families, and our communities for the disasters and emergencies that can happen where we live, work, and visit. This month we encourage everyone to take[…]

  • Residents in Hurricane Dorian’s Path Urged to Prepare Now

    Aug 31, 2019 | 17:03 pm

    Author: FEMA Public AffairsAs the storm track and severity of Hurricane Dorian changes, it’s important for those in its forecasted path to stay alert to the dangers it could bring. Pay attention to the forecast in your area, and be prepared to[…]


Sachse CERT is a sponsored program of the Sachse Citizen Corps Council, a 501(c)(3) recognized charitable organization.


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