The Burnet County CERT Mission Statement:

The Burnet County CERT Board will act as the representative group for all Burnet County CERT volunteers and will contribute to the effective and efficient operation of the CERT program of the Burnet County Office of Emergency Management. The size of our county is approximately  1,021 square miles, and the number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages may prevent people from accessing emergency services through 911. If emergency res-ponders are not available people will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs. CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety and doing the greatest good for the greatest number.

CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective. Whether you are a long time resident, a newcomer or just passing through, we invite you to browse our site for information about how our county is prepared to respond to disaster or emergency.



Commissioners Honor CERT Members

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Burnet County Commissioners honored the Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, during Tuesday’s regular court meeting for their response to the County Road 108 and County Road 116 fires. County Judge James Oakley called the volunteer group “the modern-day equivalent of a Minutemen militia, without the muskets.”


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