From: Virginia Tech Emergency Management

Virginia Tech Emergency Management invites all students, faculty, and staff to attend upcoming fall Campus – Community Emergency Response Team training (C-CERT). Attendees will get an inside look into responding to disasters in their communities, as well as about the first response and community service opportunities available in the New River Valley area.

The C-CERT training course is designed to provide volunteers with a broad overview of disaster preparedness and response skills in a team-based environment. The course involves both hands-on and lecture opportunities to learn skills and knowledge associated with emergency response.

The course is divided into 14 modules over 10 course days. Each lesson provides a glimpse into a different area of emergency management and response. Topics include:

  • Disaster preparedness and C-CERT organization
  • Hazard Identification
  • Fire safety
  • Urban and wilderness search and rescue
  • Terrorism awareness
  • Portable radio use
  • Disaster psychology
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • ICS 100 certification
  • Additional emergency knowledge, skills, and abilities


The 10-session class (30 training hours) is open to students, staff and faculty and begins Oct. 2. Sessions are held from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday and some Thursdays from Oct. 2 to Nov. 8.

Click here to register.

The course is offered free through Virginia Tech Emergency Management. Please contact Emergency Management at oem@vt.edu or at 540-231-4873 with any questions.