Eastern Michigan University

Environmental Health & Safety

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Washtenaw County 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.

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.  

Individuals interested in participating in Washtenaw County CERT can call 734.794.6000 ext. 49526 or you find an application on the City of Ann Arbor website.