Best Southwest  Regional C.E.R.T. Program


OUR MISSION:  We are a public safety corporation with the purpose of, in the event of a natural or man-made disaster, aiding the citizenry of the Best Southwest regional cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Lancaster, and others as they adopt the corporation program in their community.

             Since before the Declaration of Independence we, as Americans, have known the only people we can depend on in time of turmoil and need is ourselves, AMERICANS.

             We, as all our fellow inhabitants living on this earth, know that our planet is a volatile place with many dynamics that are continually reshaping it at all times.  We never know when it might erupt bringing forth a natural disaster of enormously devastating magnitude.

             It is with these natural and possible man-made disasters in mind, that the President of the United States of America took steps in 2002 to bring forth trained volunteers, in many disciplines, to assist our first responders.

             The volunteer organizations that were developed under Citizens Corps by the Presidential Directive were C.E.R.T., FireCorps, VIPS, MRC, and USAonWatch.

Best Southwest Regional C.E.R.T. Program is an affiliate of Best Southwest Unified Citizen Corps Council and enjoys the support of all the Mayors, City Councils, City Managers, Fire Chiefs, Fire Rescue Departments, Police Chiefs, Police Departments of all cities in the Best Southwest Region of Dallas County, Texas. We also enjoy a great association with The North Central Texas Council of Governments and The Texas Association of Regional Councils.