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

Registration is Closed

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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

  • FEMA Provides More Than $5.5 Million to ProMedica Health System

    May 27, 2020 | 20:15 pm

    CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that $5.5 million has been made available in federal disaster aid for medical supplies and equipment to support healthcare workers in the state of Ohio. 

  • FEMA Extends the Suspension of Rent Collection for Camp Fire Survivors

    May 27, 2020 | 19:18 pm

    Oakland, Calif. – Due to the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on Butte County survivors recovering from the Camp Fire, FEMA will delay rent collection for three more months for residents living in temporary housing units from July-September.

  • Umatilla County Residents, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Receive More than $3 Million for Flood Recovery

    May 27, 2020 | 19:13 pm

    Salem, Oregon – Over a period of just two months, a combined total of more than $3 million in disaster assistance funds are in the hands of residents of Umatilla County and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation[…]

  • Use FEMA Grants for Intended Purpose

    May 27, 2020 | 15:27 pm

    NASHVILLE – FEMA reminds Tennesseans who have received federal disaster assistance to use the money for its intended purpose and to keep receipts for three years.Disaster assistance is intended to help residents meet basic disaster-related needs. A letter explaining what[…]

  • What to Expect After You Register

    May 27, 2020 | 11:55 am

    Canton, MS – If you were impacted by the April 12 tornadoes, severe storms, winds or flooding in Clarke, Grenada, Jasper, Lawrence, Panola and Walthall counties, you may be eligible for limited financial assistance from FEMA.  These counties were recently[…]

  • Communities on the Frontline: Week of May 18

    May 26, 2020 | 20:14 pm

    Author: FEMA Office of External AffairsAround the world, communities are using innovative approaches to support coronavirus (COVID-19) response efforts. Each week, FEMA is highlighting these extraordinary efforts so that other others can learn from and expand on them. This week focuses[…]

  • Why Should Strong Building Codes Matter to You?

    May 26, 2020 | 13:32 pm

    Author: Carlos J. Castillo, Acting Deputy Administrator of ResilienceAs we prepare for the upcoming hurricane season during response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you may want to consider the importance of building codes. One thing COVID-19 has reminded us is that[…]

  • Preparing the Nation for the 2020 Hurricane Season

    May 20, 2020 | 18:56 pm

    Author: Administrator Pete GaynorSince March 18, FEMA has led the whole-of-America response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have worked with state, local, tribal and territorial partners, as well as non-governmental organizations and the private sector to fight COVID-19. We have[…]

  • Communities on the Frontline: Week of May 11

    May 15, 2020 | 13:30 pm

    Author: FEMA Office of External AffairsAround the world, communities are using innovative approaches to support coronavirus (COVID-19) response efforts. Each week, FEMA is highlighting these extraordinary efforts so that other others can learn from and expand on them. This week focuses[…]

  • May is Wildfire Awareness Month

    May 13, 2020 | 12:49 pm

    Author: G. Keith Bryant, U.S. Fire AdministratorWe are all adjusting to new schedules and routines due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One thing many of us have in common is we are spending more time at home which makes it especially[…]


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


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