The Concordia Emergency Response Team (CERT) is made up of university staff and student volunteers that assist during evacuations and other emergencies that may occur in their building.
CERT is organized into building teams that consist of a team leader and team members, who are assigned specific areas within a building for which they are responsible for evacuation or assistance during emergencies.
To become an Emergency Responder members agree to participate in the following training.
As a CERT member your primary duties will be during a building evacuation or for a Shelter in Place emergency. You may also be called upon for other emergencies such as first-aid or to support emergency operations during a disaster.
During a building evacuation:
CERT team leaders coordinate CERT team activities during a building evacuation or for a Shelter in Place emergency. Your team may also be called upon for other emergencies such as first-aid or to support Emergency Operations during a disaster.
During a building evacuation a team leader will:
Cert also has a preparedness and prevention element. We encourage CERT members to inform co-workers about emergency procedures as well as individual preparedness. Also, CERT members should be aware of their areas of responsibility and report any hazards or deficiencies with respect to emergency equipment, such as fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, fire alarm systems, emergency phones…
If you are interested in becoming a member of CERT, contact the Senior Advisor on Emergency Management.