Join the SDSU Campus Emergency Response Team!
What is CERT
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), is a national program of volunteers trained in disaster preparedness and emergency response. The role of a CERT member is to help others until professional emergency personnel arrive. CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and the CERT mantra: Do the greatest good for the greatest number.
Who are CERT members?
SDSU CERT members are volunteer members of the SDSU community: staff, faculty and students.
What do CERT members do?
Using skills learned in classroom training, drills and exercises - CERT members can assist other after an event and before professional emergency responders arrive on scene.
CERT members help to provide critical support by immediate assistance to victims, providing damage assessment information, assisting with the set up of shelters, providing medical triage support, evacuating buildings, directing traffic, or operating a campus or countywide distribution point.
CERT members at SDSU may be asked to respond to the following types of incidents: earthquake, fire, power or utility outage, or a major crime scene. SDSU CERT members may also support non-emergency campus events such as Aztec Nights, Orientation, or Explore SDSU.
How do I join?
CERT is currently on a freeze for accepting new members at this time. Please contact the Manager of the Office of Emergency Preparedness if you have questions: [email protected].