If you're interested in getting involved, there are numerous ways you can help Rockwall County stay prepared and ready for any emergency, starting with:
Developing a household preparedness plan and emergency supply kit, knowing your hazards, staying alert to severe weather, and participating in crime prevention and reporting.
Supporting first responders, disaster relief groups, community safety organizations, local law enforcement, fire departments and emergency medical services.
Taking classes in emergency preparedness, response capabilities, first aid, CPR, fire suppression, and search and rescue procedures. When an actual emergency occurs, it's time to take action. Be prepared to assess the situation at hand and use your common sense to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Seek out and follow directions from authorities at the scene of an emergency. During a large-scale emergency, you can also listen for official instructions through the media.
Below are just a few of the local organizations in which citizens of Rockwall County are encouraged to get involved:
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact Rockwall County. For more information or an
EastTex CERT now has a Facebook page! - Follow them at facebook.com/easttexcert
Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI): "Our mission is to develop plans and infrastructure so that we are prepared to provide mass prophylaxis to the entire population within 48 hours of a bioterrorism event."
Become a trained storm spotter through the National Weather Service Skywarn program.
Rockwall RACES - Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
* By joining EastTex CERT you may be called upon to assist in volunteer activities related to the CRI program. If you would like to be considered for the CRI program only, please note this on your application.