CERT Overview

Saddleback College

Community Emergency Response Team [CERT]

The CERT program is part of a nationwide FEMA government initiative designed to empower community members with vital emergency-response skills. During a crisis or emergency, trained CERT members can give immediate life-saving assistance to victims, organize volunteers at a disaster site, and provide critical support to first responders.

Started in 2012, the Saddleback College CERT program has trained over 200 staff, faculty, and administrators on campus through an annual 3-day CERT Training Academy to ensure the safety of our students, staff, faculty, and guests in the event of an emergency on campus or in our community.   

Saddleback College CERT members also participate in non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the campus community, including participating in campus emergency preparedness exercises and becoming familiar with campus emergency resources.