The Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) program educates the campus community about disaster preparedness and trains volunteers in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. In their role, trained C-CERT members can also safely provide initial aid, shelter support, crowd control, and evacuation. The role of C-CERT volunteers is critical because, in the event of a major disaster, area emergency responders may be delayed or need additional support to address the entirety of a disaster on campus.
Volunteers are provided adequate training gear and receive quality training in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Incident Command System. This training allows C-CERT volunteers the ability to assist in giving critical support to others in the event of a campus disaster.