If you are interested in becoming a Texas EGRT volunteer, it's free but you will need to do all of these things:


  • Complete these three FEMA courses (click the links to access the FEMA website)
  • Review the Tx EGRT Standard Operational Guidelines (Link Below)
  • Attend one of the free in-person Tx EGRT training classes 


Required FEMA Training Courses


IS-100.b: Introduction to Incident Command System

   HINT: Use this link to access the course summary and use it during the test.

IS-700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS) – An Introduction

   HINT: Use this link to access the course summary and use it during the test.

IS-103: GIS Specialist

   HINT: Use this link to access the course summary and use it during the test.

 

You may also want to have your Emergency Management Coordinator to take this course so that they will better understand the value of GIS in the EOC.

IS-922: Applications of GIS for Emergency Management (optional)

   HINT: Use this link to access the course summary and use it during the test.


Additional FEMA courses that you should consider taking:


IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents  (optional)

   HINT: Use this link to access the course summary and use it during the test.

IS-800.b: National Response Framework – An Introduction
   HINT: Use this link to access the course summary and use it during the test.


When you receive the certificates from the FEMA classes, save them as PDF for your files. If you are deployed on a Federal level response you may be asked to show proof of completing the classes.

Required In-Person Classroom Sessions

The next free training sessions will be held:


April 27th - Wylie
  Wylie City Hall

  300 Country Club Rd 

  Bldg 100
  Wylie, TX 75908
The Wylie training will require that everyone bring a laptop with a stand-alone ArcGIS license. If you need a temporary license for the training contact David Allen.
Click HERE to register.


Training classes follow this time schedule:
8:30 am to 11:50 am  - Lunch Break - 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Student software licenses are available from David Allen if necessary.

​Trailer Practice

FOR CURRENT TEXAS EGRT MEMBERS ONLY

We will be bringing the new Tx EGRT response trailer to these locations for a practice session. That will include unpacking the trailer, setting up the equipment, doing a quick map exercise, and repacking the trailer. This is designed to give everyone some experience in setting up for a disaster response.  Each session will take approximately 2 hours.
The registration links below have maps to the location.


The Trailer Practice sessions will be held:

San Antonio on May 18th - SAWS Main Office:

   Morning at 9:00 am - REGISTER
   Afternoon at 1:30 pm - REGISTER

Houston on May 19th - TranStar Office:
   Morning at 9:00 am - REGISTER
   Afternoon at 1:30 pm - REGISTER