Aransas Pass has endured its share of crisis over the decades. Each time, preparedness and effective response from government, non-profit and community stakeholders after the fact have made the difference in the outcomes. Now, the public can participate in training should volunteer service be needed for any disaster in the future. It’s a program Rebecca Madden has written about in the pages of The Progress and is called C.E.R.T. – or Community Emergency Response Team.