Community Emergency Response Team - CERT

Preparing community members

The idea for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program originated during the late-1980s through the The Los Angeles Fire Department. Then in 1993, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made the program available across the country to help train citizens in disaster response skills.  FGCUCERTLogoSquare.png

CERT members can assist their community during a major emergency when professional help is unavailable. The FEMA CERT Basic Training includes lessons in fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster triage and team organization. CERTs can be found across the country, including at the county and city level, as well as on college and high school campuses. FGCU’s CERT is a student organization, which is an adaptation of the above FEMA program, tailored to our campus and community.  Our program is operated by students, faculty, and staff at FGCU who receive both the CERT Basic Training as well as advanced training in specific areas to maximize our effectiveness

 

  

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Meet the officers and interns! 

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Brian Pursley
CERT President
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Katie Nelson
Vice President 
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Jason Orellana
Vice President
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Chris Curtis
Secretary
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Elizabeth House
Public Information Officer
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Shane Reed
Treasurer
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Sabrina Harris
Intern
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Alexandra Komikow
Intern

 

CERT Trainings

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CERT Membership

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Contact Us!

Emergency Management

10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965

(239) 590-1948