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National Center for Campus Public Safety
 

Campus CERT Starter Guide

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 2015

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a nationally supported, locally implemented program that teaches people how to be better prepared for hazards that may impact their communities and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. During disasters, CERT volunteer teams perform basic response activities, including checking in on their neighbors following an incident to make sure they are okay, distributing information to the public, supporting emergency operations centers, and helping to manage traffic and crowds. A college or university campus often functions as a “city within a city,” and often has its own emergency management capabilities. A campus CERT program can support and enhance existing capabilities and CERT volunteers can participate in efforts to increase the preparedness and resilience of the on-campus community. The purpose of this guide is to assist anyone interested in starting a campus CERT program, whether that person is a campus safety staff member, a faculty member, a student, or another member of the campus community.

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