Community Emergency Response Team

The City of North Richland Hills strives to be the safest community in Tarrant County and to be prepared for all potential natural and man-made disasters. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) plays an important role in our preparedness. If a disaster or emergency strikes North Richland Hills and overwhelms or delays emergency responders, CERT members may be called upon to help save and sustain lives until additional emergency responders arrive.

CERT members may serve in a variety of roles during a disaster including:

  • search and rescue;
  • fire suppression;
  • damage assessment;
  • lost child search;
  • public education;
  • medical triage and treatment;
  • debris clearance;
  • scene security;
  • emergency operations center assistance.
CERT members may also volunteer throughout the year at various community events and training exercises.

Congratulations to our 2021 NRHCERT graduating class! 
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The 2022 CERT class is scheduled for ten (10) Wednesdays in late Summer/early Fall:  Weekly on Wednesdays from August 10 – October 12 from 6:30-9:30PM with a field day exercise on Saturday Sept. 17 from 9AM-4PM. 
If you are interested in signing up, please fill out the application here: CERT Application
Being a citizen of North Richland Hills is a preferred qualification. 

For questions or more information, contact NRH Emergency Management Coordinator Raelyn Darnell at 817-427-6935 or by email