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)
  • Complete the online Tx EGRT Training Course / Test
  • 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 Tx EGRT Training Courses


The free EGRT training consists of an online course, and a classroom session.


Tx EGRT Standard Operational Guidelines

This document described the Tx EGRT structure and protocols for activation. Please read through them before taking the online EGRT course.




Online Training

Read through the Tx EGRT SOG first. The course format is like the FEMA courses. There’s a paragraph explaining something, then a test question at the end. It’s 20 pages with a question on each page.




Instructions for course activation:

  1. Click 'Self-Enroll'

  2. Select "I Need a CourseSites Account' (unless you already have one!)

  3. Fill out the information for your account - the hosting institution is "Tarrant County College"

  4. Under the “Texas EGRT Training Course” menu at the left, select “Content”

  5. Select “Tx EGRT Training”  

  6. Read the instructions and when ready to start the course, select “Begin”


You can take the test multiple times and it will automatically keep the highest score.


Required In-Person Classroom Sessions

The next free training sessions will be held:

Nov 30th - City of Longview IS Training Room
  933 Mobile Dr
  Longview, TX 75604

  Click HERE to register for Longview


Training classes follow this time schedule:
8:30 am to 11:50 am  - Lunch Break - 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

The Longview training site has computers available for all participants.


Dec 11th - Teach Me GIS.com Classroom
  3000 Wilcrest, Suite 195
  Houston, TX 77042

  Houston is SOLD OUT - but please send a note showing interest and we'll notify you when another class is scheduled in that area: CONTACT FORM

Training classes follow this time schedule:
8:30 am to 11:50 am  - Lunch Break - 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm
The Teach Me GIS training site has computers available for all participants.



Student software licenses are available from David Allen if necessary.