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Community Emergency Response Team  (CERT) or also referred to as Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) members are staff, faculty and students.

They've attended 24 hours of classroom and hands-on training that included:

  • Using a fire extinguisher, turning off gas/water/electricity
  • Basic first aid, triage and setting up treatment areas
  • Assessing buildings to determine possible structural damage and other hazards
  • Search & Rescue of missing or trapped people

  When campus disasters occur, C-CERT members will be notified by emergency services to assist in response. They will be wearing green vests and dark green hard hats, and will be seen at evacuation sites and patrolling the campus using their skills to help others.

REMINDER If you are a CERT member, make sure you sign up for AlertU cell phone notification for text regarding campus status. Additionally,  If you text "CERT" to the same number 58339 you will be signed up for the text group of CERT individuals specifically. 

Email emergencyservices@sbcc.edu to find out about upcoming trainings, free for SBCC employees.

 CERT is a Federally approved program taught across the United States.  The skills you learn will allow you to help yourself, your home, your neighborhood and your campus safely respond to emergencies.

National CERT Website 

FEMA SB City CERT website

The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire Safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT training is encouraged for SBCC Staff or Faculty. Useful for both home and campus preparedness. There is a 18 person minimum for the college to host the CERT training on SBCC campus. If not, Staff or Faculty may take CERT training with the City and be reimbursed by the college. For more information, email emergencyservices@sbcc.edu.

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