Kerr County

Community Emergency Response Team

W.B. "Dub" Thomas
Emergency Management Coordinator


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MEMBERSHIP

A volunteer is an approved person who chooses to perform services for the KERR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE (KCSO) CERT program without compensation or expectations of compensation and who performs a task at the direction of and on behalf of the KCSO. KCSO CERT volunteers are not employees of the Kerr County Sheriff's Office.

REQUIREMENTS

KERR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CERT Members must be:
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Approved by the Kerr County Sheriff
  • Pass a KCSO Criminal Background Check
  • Attend a class to learn about KCSO division head organization and responsibilities.
  • Successfully complete the 20 hour basic CERT training course offered through the KCSO.
  • Pass a six month probationary period during which must attend a minimum of four meetings/trainings/exercises.
  • Within the first six months complete the free FEMA online training for:
  •    IS-100.b- Introduction to Incident Command System
  •    IS-200.b- ICS for Single Resources and initial Action Incidents
  •    IS-700.a- National Incident Management System (NMS)An Introduction
  •    IS-800.b- National Response Framework, An Introduction

ACTIVE MEMBERS

  • An active member has successfully completed the standard 20 hours basic CERT training course.
  • Is considered to be in good standing by team leadership and actively participating in 70% of team meetings, advanced and refresher training and planned events.
  • All members will receive a KCSO CERT backpack, shirt and credentials. If the supply of CERT materials runs out, new members will need to purchase their own gear.