FAQs

When a local disaster occurs, CRTF partners/volunteers volunteer their time and/or resources to assist their community. CRTF volunteers operate communications equipment, support shelter operations, clear roads, or whatever may be needed. They typically work with and assist agencies such as local fire departments, the American Red Cross, emergency management agencies or law enforcement. CRTF also supports incident coordination and public information.

Attend a CRTF meeting at 1:00 pm on the second Friday of each month at the Atascocita-Fire Department, 18425 Timber Forest Drive, Humble, Tx 77346 and complete a partnership information form. The form may also be found here on the website.

No. All partners/volunteers are welcome. We have partners in Liberty, Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery, Walker and Waller Counties.

The only cost is your time. We have never charged a fee to join and there are no annual fees.

There is no age ceiling or limits. If you want to volunteer, we want you in CRTF. Our partners include professionals, retirees, ministers, emergency management, fire departments, business owners. Anyone under the age of 18 needs a signed permission form from their parent or guardian.

Both organizations and individuals may join CRTF. No special expertise is required. Everyone has some skill that will be utilized preparing for or responding to a disaster. You have probably acquired most of the necessary skills through your everyday experiences. CRTF needs people who have skills working with others and are motivated. For special jobs, such as a communications operator or Command Center staff person, special training might be required. CRTF will assist with training if you would like to participate in these operations.

CRTF provides speakers at the monthly meetings. CRTF also provides information on various sources for training. CRTF is a network of persons and groups with highly varied skills. Many of the partner groups also provide various training opportunities.

We are a group of professionals and non-professionals who meet monthly on the second Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Atascocita Fire Department. We network and are kept current on emergency situations in our areas. Not all disasters are hurricanes. We are organized so that we do not duplicate efforts and can provide aid where it is needed.