• The 12th annual Eagle Run is just around the corner and CERT is ready to assist! We are always looking for a large group of volunteers to pull this off so if you’re looking for a way to serve the community and […]

  • The end-of-year marathon is back and Allen Parks & Recreation have asked us to return. This year’s marathon takes place on December 7th, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. This is our third year supporting Parks & […]

  • EastTex Regional CERT (ETRC) has invited Allen CERT to participate in their annual full-scale disaster drill on Saturday, November 9th. in Fate, TX. The event will start close to 0800 and is expected to run until […]

  • Help Wanted
    The City of Allen will be hosting this semi-annual cleanup event at City Hall Saturday, November 2, and have called on Allen CERT again to assist with traffic and crowd management. Volunteers will […]

  • September is National Preparedness Month and, as usual, we celebrate by hosting the annual Allen Preparedness Expo. Several community-based and professional organizations such as AFD, COP, CFA, and Animal […]

  • This year’s Allen USA was one for the books.

    Three days prior to the event, Allen Parks and Recreation Department solicited Allen CERT’s help with running security for the Main Stage, tasked with verifying […]

  • This Sunday morning, 7/7, John and Ty will be performing some work on both CERT trailers. If you have some time to spare between 9:00 am and noon, they would be grateful for any help in speeding along the process. […]

  • Looking for something fun to do Saturday morning – breakfast included?

    From the CFA Alumni Association:

    Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser this Saturday, June 8th – 8am – 10am given by Alexis Estates Gracious […]

  • Our involvement in Allen USA is evolving as we are attempting to take on a more functional role for the event. Check back for updates. In the meantime, we are taking volunteer registrations so if you are available […]

  • Ham-Com is this weekend!

    It starts today (Friday) at noon and runs through Saturday at 5:00 PM and takes place at the Plano Convention Center. In addition to the same great information and sales, new classes […]

  • We have a ton of cribbing.

    When we had 44 students go through Basic Training in 2017, we had to upscale much of our hands-on activities to accommodate the largest class we’ve ever seen. Part of that was […]

  • The free CPR training program launched by the Allen Fire Department early this year has been a big hit across town. AFD’s Tony Cooper has been very busy hosting classes on weeknights and weekends – sometimes […]

  • Congratulations to Jackie Sword for passing her Extra-class amateur radio license exam. Securing and Extra license is no easy feat with many operators studying for months before taking the test. Jackie has been […]

  • Diltz wrote a new post, Lend a Hand 9 months ago

    CFA Alumni are at bat this weekend for the quarterly cleanup of Century Pkwy. They will be meeting at Central Station at 8:30 am on Saturday, May 4th. CERTs are welcome to show up and help out. If you haven’t seen […]

  • The North Central Texas Council of Governments – affectionately called “the COG” – is hosting their second-annual Volunteer Symposium on Friday, May 10th. This is an all-day event that provides training on a wide […]

  • Every spring, Collin County ARES conducts a county-wide test of their amateur radio communications network and emergency response protocols. During this simulation, radio operators are mobilized to critical […]

  • EastTex CERT has organized a tracking course geared toward search and rescue operations and taught by a world-renown Fernando Moreira and has extended the invitation to Allen CERT. The class runs Jun 14th through […]

  • For those that participated in the March 23 simulation, the next day was a bit of deja-vu. Just 36 hours after practicing a damage assessment, Allen was hit by a massive hail storm and CERT was activated […]

  • We have received some new equipment for the trailers, including exterior scene lighting, enhanced interior lighting, and a battery-based auxiliary power system that will greatly enhance our mobile response […]

  • Trying something new
    Our spring simulation offers us a chance to test our dispatch protocols, activation timing, mobilization, and Incident Command expertise. For the first time ever, we added a twist: Doing all […]

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