Getting involved in NBCERT

Why join NBCERT?

NBCERT provides an excellent opportunity for the citizens of New Braunfels to prepare for and respond to emergencies and natural disasters.

If a disaster overwhelms or delays the City’s first responders, NBCERT members can be called upon to assist. Their skills can assist in saving lives and property until additional help arrives and can continue assisting first responders in a variety of ways.

In a disaster, civilian support is better received by the community when they are properly trained. CERT is an avenue for people to get trained and be involved in the process – helping to protect the community, as well as their family. A better prepared community will recover faster and the long-term effects are not as devastating.

Benefits of CERT Training

  • Identify & anticipate hazards
  • Reduce fire hazards in the home and workplace
  • Extinguish small fires
  • Assist emergency responders
  • Conduct light search and rescue
  • Set up medical treatment areas
  • Apply basic medical techniques
  • Help reduce survivor stress

Who should take CERT Training?

Anyone interested in becoming active in community preparedness. Become a NBCERT member today – training is FREE!