The Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) at Case Western Reserve University is composed of faculty and staff members who have been trained to participate and support emergency responders in the event of a disaster or emergency situation.
All team members receive hands-on training to garner fundamental disaster response skills.
The CERT team is equipped to administer basic medical care, conduct light search and rescue, and support fire safety, among other services. CERT members also can help with non-emergency campus programs in a safety support capacity, such as commencement and other special events.
Why become a member?
As a CERT member, you will become an ambassador for disaster preparedness and awareness, educating those around you. The skills you learn can impact both your workplace and your home environment. You will be better prepared to support your colleagues, your department and the campus community in times of emergency. Additionally, you can use your knowledge and experience to educate your loved ones and neighbors to better plan for emergency situations.
Those interested in joining CERT are invited to an informational luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Division of Public Safety headquarters (1689 East 115th St.).