Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Get Trained to Be a Campus Emergency Responder

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program at Case Western Reserve University is a network of campus community members who can support emergency responders in the event of a disaster or emergency situation.

But in order to be part of the team, all members must be fully trained.

Training Details

CERT training is overseen by CERT Trainer Ralph Harvey. Additional guest trainers include other emergency professionals, including firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. Materials are provided through the Cuyahoga County Public Safety Department’s CERT.

Topics include:‌

  • CERT Organization
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Fire Safety and Utility Controls
  • Terrorism

CERT training concludes with an interactive simulated emergency, where newly trained and incumbent CERT team members work together to exercise their new skills.

If you would like an overview of the CERT training program, please complete the interactive web-based course offered through FEMA, IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams. Supplementary training materials are available on the FEMA website.

To learn more about CERT at CWRU, visit the CERT page.