Resilience Target 1

Current Status


Activity in 2022

  • 2062 CERT* participants trained and received refresher training
  • 575 people trained in preparedness presentations
  • 63,260 preparedness materials distributed

Beyond 2022​​​​​

Numbers are expected to increase in 2023. 180,550 Houstonians need to be trained per year to reach the 2025 goal.

Related Initiatives

Why Provide Preparedness Training?

Making Houston more resilient begins with supporting Houstonians with tools and resources to be resilient as individuals. Everyone experiences shocks and stresses differently and will need different resources to cope. Individual resilience is built by amplifying information, education and awareness for all Houstonians about the risks of potential emergencies and the resources available to prepare for and withstand those emergencies and to assist their friends, families and neighborhoods. Many of these resources already exist and simply require better communication, outreach and usage. The COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions previously limited the ability to provide preparedness training, however, preparedness materials and interactions have still increased significantly compared to 2020.

Preparedness Training Progress

2020 2021 2022 Current Target Needed 2023-2025
5,750 67,252 65,897 138,899 500,000 361,101


*Community Emergency Response Team training - emergency preparedness training provided by FEMA.

2022 Data Source
COH Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security