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Campus-Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) Train-the-Trainer Welcome and Orientation PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Campus-Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) Train-the-Trainer Welcome and Orientation. WELCOME. In this module we will cover: Facility information Individual issues C-CERT program overview Course outlines Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 History of the C-CERT grant and program.

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Campus-Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) Train-the-Trainer Welcome and Orientation

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Campus-Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT)


Welcome and Orientation


  • In this module we will cover:

    • Facility information

    • Individual issues

    • C-CERT program overview

    • Course outlines

      • Day 1

      • Day 2

      • Day 3

  • History of the C-CERT grant and program

Thank You For Your Interest

  • Facility issues:

    • Exits – Fire alarms

    • Food and refreshments

    • Breaks and restrooms

    • Smoking policy

    • Sign-In rosters and tent cards

    • Pagers, phones and radios, Off please

We Welcome Your Attendance

  • Individual issues:

    • A chance to practice different learning techniques.

    • A chance to network.

    • Participants will be issued 2 books and personal protective equipment.

    • Time will be allotted for the completion of Tool Boxes, an important aspect of this class.

Terminal Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, participants will understand the C-CERT concept, and its relationship to Citizen Corps. Course goals and objectives will be reviewed, and participants will have an opportunity to network and interact as a team member for the remainder of this training.

Enabling Objectives

  • Participants will receive an orientation to:

    • C-CERT, Citizen Corps and the National Preparedness Program

    • Background, purpose, goals and objectives.

    • Team building through activities

    • Relevant tools and resources available for C-CERT

  • Participants will complete a pre-test.

Course Materials

  • Campus Annex

  • CERT Instructor Guide (IG-317)

  • Pocket folder, tent card, black marker, other handouts

  • CD-ROMs

  • DHS Course Evaluation Form

  • C-CERT Backpack with PPE (Distributed at end of Day 1)

Course OutlineDay 1

  • Introductions:

    • Individual

    • Instructor

    • Goals of the course

  • Review of learning materials

  • Educational methodology and adult learning

  • Campus specific issues

  • Distribution of personal protective equipment

Course OutlineDay 2

  • Review Educational Methodology and campus specific issues

  • Instructor overview and guided learning of the CERT instructor Guide with additional information and tips

  • Instructor guided demonstration of the 5 disaster simulations

Course OutlineDay 3

  • Review Instructor Guide units and disaster simulations

  • Participant teach-back

  • Participant demonstrations

  • Post test

  • Course summary and conclusion


  • A lot of information

  • Student led:

    • Instructor facilitated

    • Peer supported

    • Team empowered

  • An opportunity to gain or enhance skills

  • An opportunity to serve others

Class Introductions

  • Please, stand and tell us:

    • Your name and title, rank or position

    • The academic institution, agency or jurisdiction you represent

    • Your prior CERT training or experience

    • Your reasons for attending this course

  • Thank you!

Table Groups/Teams

  • Each table group will remain constant for the entire course.

  • Each table group is a team for purposes of small group discussions, breakouts for practical exercises in the disaster simulation segments, and for teach-backs on Day 3.


  • Pre-test measures your CERT/C-CERT knowledge prior to this training; Post-test measures learning from this course.

  • Tests are required by DHS—we report only average aggregate results.

  • We ask you to include your names for our own administrative purposes at MSU.

  • Tests are not Pass/Fail, no minimum score required—not used for Instructor Certification.

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

  • Created by Los Angeles Fire Dept. in 1985 following earthquake disasters.

  • Adopted by FEMA in 1993 for national, all-hazards applications.

  • CERT established in cities, counties, corporations, campuses nationwide.

  • C-CERT is a targeted version of CERT, intended to operate as a partner with national, state and local CERT programs.

Citizen Corps

  • Partner Programs:

    • CERT

    • Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)

    • Neighborhood Watch

    • Fire Corps

    • Medical Reserve Corps

  • State/local/campus Citizen Corps Councils

C-CERT and the National Preparedness Program

  • Citizen and community preparedness are vital elements of national preparedness and homeland security.

  • Citizen Corps and CERT contribute.

  • National Preparedness program based on HSPD-8, National Preparedness Goal, and other documents.

C-CERT Program Development

  • Competitive 2-year Training Grant from DHS-G & T awarded 10/1/05.

  • Instructor cadre, draft Campus Annex and C-CERT Web site developed.

  • 3 pilot programs conducted and evaluated by SMEs.

  • Final course review, DHS course approval and certification in April 2007.

C-CERT “Train-the-Trainer”

  • Not intended to make you “master CERT instructors” to teach other CERT instructors.

  • Should prepare you to coordinate or teach basic CERT directly to your C-CERT members, or other basic CERT programs.

  • Currently no national standard curriculum or CERT instructor certification.

Training Prerequisites

  • Basic CERT or current CERT instructor are required.

    • IS-317 Introduction to CERT may be accepted in lieu of basic CERT. IS-317 does not equate to basic CERT training, but does familiarize participants with CERT terms and concepts.

  • IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) and IS-700 National Incident Management System is required.

Web-Based Resources

  • Citizen Corps


  • CERT


  • C-CERT


Conducting CERT Training at your Campus

  • Various reasons for attending here, and different roles in C-CERT training back home.

  • OK—and encouraged—to use guest, adjunct or contractual instructors in a team approach.

  • Make sure all follow the CERT curriculum.


  • Consider methods of working with your local Citizen Corps.

  • Develop an awareness of the National Preparedness Program.

  • Throughout the program consider how you will develop your C-CERT program.

  • Work to develop and improve your Train-the-Trainer skills.

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