Welcome to the homepage for Houston’s Community Emergency Response Team Program. Managed by FEMA, the CERT Program trains ordinary citizens in how to help themselves and their neighbors in the event of disasters. In addition, because of the training that CERT Volunteers undergo, they are often called upon to assist in organized disaster response as well. CERT training is provided free-of-charge. The Houston CERT Program is a part of the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security.