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Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT)

Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT)

McNeese State University Police Department has created a Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) Program. The C-CERT is designed to meld together trained volunteers, students and staff to provide a trained cadre to response to natural and man-made disasters.
C-CertThe University Police Department presented a training session for our first class of Campus - Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) members in 2013.The police department is committed to expanding CERT Training and to involve University Building Coordinators, , other university staff as well as students to grow the program to provide a backbone of trained volunteers operating under the umbrella of the University Police Department. This trained cadre will be activated for natural and man-made disasters, building evacuations, fires, and special events such as the homecoming week parade and other major events. 

      Become a memberThe Basic C-CERT training program consists of 24 hours of basic training. The McNeese State University Police Department C-CERT Program is the first and only campus based CERT Program in the State of Louisiana.
People who go through C-CERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace and community and can take the right steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their homes or workplace. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capability, C-CERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their immediate area until help arrives. When help does arrive, C-CERTs provide useful information to responders and support their efforts, as directed, at the disaster site. C-CERT members can also assist with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community. C-CERTs have been used to distribute and/or install smoke alarms, replace smoke alarm batteries in the home of elderly, distribute disaster education material, provide services at special events, such as parades, sporting events, concerts and more.

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