The Department of Public Safety and Security Services is teaming up with SLUCERT to bring the campus community another Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training session.
SLUCERT is an eight-week course of two-hour training modules that provide instruction on disaster preparedness, CERT organization, basic incident command, fire safety, medical operations (one and two), disaster psychology, terrorism and search and rescue.
The program is free to all students, faculty and staff. The classes are held from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays and from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. To meet the busy demands of our community, the training courses are designed to be interchangeable.
Seating is limited to 50 people. Registration is required and can be sent via email to CERT@slu.edu.
Training is provided by experts from fire, EMS and medical professions, as well as the FBI. The final disaster simulation exercise gives participants a feel for and understanding of their roles and responsibilities in an emergency or disaster.
If you are cannot attend at this time but are still interested email CERT@slu.edu to be put on our mailing list.
For more information on safety and emergency preparedness visit the Public Safety and Security Services web site.
The dates of the training sessions are as follows:
- Disaster Preparedness - Sept. 26 and Oct. 1
- Fire Safety - Oct. 3 and Oct. 8
- Med Operations 1 - Oct. 10 and Oct. 15
- Med Operations 2 - Oct. 29 and Oct. 31
- Search and Rescue - Nov. 5 and Nov. 7
- Disaster Psychology - Nov. 12 and Nov. 14
- Terrorism - Nov. 19 and Nov. 21
- Final Exercise - 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3