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About Hays County CERT

Hays County's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a volunteer organization under the auspices of the Hays County Office of Emergency Management. 

CERT provides its volunteers with the training and experience to help our local first responders during emergencies.

We provide support in several ways including:

  • Firefighter rehabilitation

  • Emergency preparedness

  • First aid

  • Light search and rescue

  • Traffic control

  • Disaster recovery

Volunteers are also our best advocates and our members attend community events to provide outreach and education to the public.

This dedicated group of more than 250 volunteers hails from across the county. 


Join CERT and help us make Hays County a more resilient community.

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CERT Lineage


Activated on March 7, 2003, as Wimberley Valley Community Emergency Response Team; called out to Wimberley Fire Rescue, Hays County, Texas

Participated in the Memorial Day Flood - 2004

Participated in Tropical Storm Erin - August 14-August 20, 2007

Participated in Labor Day Wildfire - September 4, 2011

Participated in Severe Storms and Flooding - October 30-October 31, 2013

CERT Today

Redesignated on March 3, 2015, at Hays County Office of Emergency Services, Hays County, Texas, as Hays County Community Emergency Response Team.

Participated in Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding

May 4, 2015 - June 22, 2015

Participated in Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding

October 22, 2015 - October 31, 2015

Participated in Hurricane Harvey

August 23, 2017 - September 15, 2017

Participated in Hurricane Laura

August 23, 2020 - August 27, 2020

Participated in COVID-19 Pandemic

January 2020 - Present

Participated in Severe Winter Storm

February 11, 2021 - February 21, 2021


Hays County Sheriff's Office Special Award

February 21, 2008

Hays County Commissioners Court Recognition

August 29, 2017

City of Kyle Proclamation

September 6, 2022

Hays County Community Emergency Response Teams

San Marcos Team

Kyle/Buda Team

Dripping Springs Team

Wimberley Team

Texas State University Team


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