Eastern Michigan University

Environmental Health & Safety

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EMU Campus Community Emergency Response Team

Each year, many communities are rocked by severe weather, such as tornadoes, floods or flash floods, winter storms, or man-made disasters.  The damage caused by disasters affects everyone.  

The purpose of CERT training is to provide citizens with the basic skills required to handle their own needs and then be able to respond in their communities in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. CERT members are trained to take care of themselves and then help others in their communities within the first 72 hours after a disaster strikes.

The Campus Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program at Eastern Michigan University helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations on campus and within their communities.  When disaster strikes, CERT members can provide needed support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and help organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster scene.  CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the campus community.  

Training is offered on a regular schedule and is completely free and open to students, staff, faculty and community members.  Please check the schedule for a listing of upcoming basic training classes.

Note: If you're interested in CERT, please contact mwesley3@emich.edu and we'll provide you with information on how to enroll in CERT training.