Volunteer for CWRU’s Community Emergency Response Team

Case Western Reserve University is looking for faculty and staff volunteers for its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to prepare employees to help themselves and each other—and to supplement the work of first responders—in the event of a campus crisis.

Up to 50 faculty and staff volunteers will learn fundamental disaster response skills in order to assist with immediate needs during emergencies.

Volunteers take an online course, earn a certificate, sign a waiver and participate in 20 hours of hands-on training taught by emergency professionals. Training will feature two-hour sessions. All of the training sessions will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., except for the potential final exercise, which will be from 10 a.m. to noon.

The CERT training schedule will be as follows:

  • Sept. 5: Orientation and Disaster Preparedness
  • Sept. 12: CERT Organization-ICS
  • Sept. 19: Disaster Psychology
  • Sept. 26: Light Search and Rescue
  • Oct. 3: Disaster Medical (Part 1)
  • Oct. 10: Disaster Medical (Part 2)
  • Oct. 17: Fire Safety and Utility Controls
  • Oct. 24: Terrorism and CERT
  • Oct. 31: Make-Up Session
  • Nov. 8 (10 a.m. to noon): Potential Final Exercise

For more information, email Daniel Butera at dsb94@case.edu.