Kerr County

Community Emergency Response Team

W.B. "Dub" Thomas
Emergency Management Coordinator

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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.


  • 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


  • 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.