Mesa Occupational, Environmental Health & Safety
Campus-Community Emergency Response Team
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept was first developed and implemented by the City of Los Angeles Fire Department in 1985. They recognized that some basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills would improve citizen's ability to survive until first responders arrive on site. The CERT concept and program later expanded to two- and four-year colleges, and the Campus Community Emergency Response Teams (C-CERT) were established at colleges and universities.