(The college CERT program is currently on hiatus and this page is not currently being updated.)

CERT members are staff, faculty, administrators, police officers and aides who are trained in basic disaster response skills, such as first aid, light search and rescue, fire safety, team organization and disaster medical operations.

CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills.

The nationally recognized 20-24 hours of Basic CERT Training Course covers:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Safety
  • Disaster Medical Operations-Triage and Treating Life Threatening Injuries
  • Disaster Medical Operations-Assessment, Treatment, and Hygiene
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Team Organization
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism and CERT
  • Course Review and Disaster Simulation

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