About us

Who we are

The Sachse Community Emergency Response Team (Sachse CERT) was formed in 2006 as a volunteer based group by the City of Sachse. We officially established our 501(c)(3) status in 2016 under the Sachse Citizen Corps Council.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sachse CERT program is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.


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Sachse CERT Goals

Our Goal

The Sachse CERT has been developed because of the need for a well-trained civilian emergency work force.  Sachse CERT will assist local government by responding during disaster situations where the number and scope of incidents may have overwhelmed conventional emergency services. The ability of the community to effectively recover from the devastating effects of a terrorist act or disaster requires the active participation, planning, and cooperation of all levels of the population.  The fundamental responsibility for preparedness still lies with every individual.

Our Responsibilities

  • Assist with community recovery in times of disaster.
  • Promote citizen self-sufficiency following a major incident
  • Streamline communications with professional emergency personnel in times of disaster
  • Render and/or summon assistance for the victims of a disaster
  • Facilitate damage assessment of buildings/homes
  • Encourage and assist with citizen and business disaster preparedness
  • Work with partnering organizations during disaster events

Becoming A CERT Responder

Completing the Basic CERT Training Course (G-317) does not automatically make you a CERT Responder. Each CERT program has different requirements before members can respond to emergencies.

Background Check

Working in any jurisdiction requires a Background Check.

FEMA studies

Additional FEMA self guided courses are required
  • IS 100
  • IS 200
  • IS 700
  • IS 800

Responder Class

Sachse CERT requires that members attend an orientation class.

On Going Training

Monthly Trainings are offered and outside trainings are encouraged.


Take the CERT Basic Training and become a CERT Responder!