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Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT)

Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT)

The Basic C-CERT training program consists of 24 hours of basic training which is outlined by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) who over C-CERT Programs nationwide. The University C-CERT Program is managed by the Deputy Chief of Police/University Safety Officer. Training is scheduled and managed by the C-CERT Coordinator Sergeant Jonathan Davis at the McNeese State Police Department (jdavis@mcneese.edu)
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 reduce the effects of dangerous situations. 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.

University Building Coordinators and their assistants (Floor Monitors, etc) are part of the University's C-CRT Program since they are the primary oversight for their assigned building. Building Coordinators are the primary point of contact between a buildings occupants and campus support departments. They are the coordinator for their building to implement emergency response and evacuation plans. The University Safety Officer also oversees Building Coordinators who are required to conduct quarterly building inspections, schedule fire drills and in the case of chemicals used for instructional purposes are required to ensure proper handling, investory and paperwork requirements.

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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