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TCC Campus Community Emergency Response Team

At this time there are no CAMPUS CERT classes scheduled for 2014

CAMPUS CERT Flyer for July - August 2013 Class

 

Monday July 29

Disaster Preparedness

Fire Safety & Utility Control

Light Search & Rescue Operations

8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday August 1

Disaster Medical Operations 1 & 2

CERT Organization

8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday August 7

Disaster Psychology

Terrorism & CERT

Disaster Simulation Exercise

Course Wrap-up

8:30 am - 1:30 pm

 

To register, please go to the TCC Knowledge Center and, after logging in:

  1. ·       select “Learning Center” and then “Course Catalog”;
  2. ·       search in the “Search Text” field using the term “TCC CERT”;
  3. ·       “TCC Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)” will appear in the panel
  4. ·       select “CERT Training” and then “Enroll”

Local CERT Programs:

City of Chesapeake

City of Norfolk

City of Portsmouth

City of Suffolk

City of Virginia Beach

Audio Norfolk Area Weather from NWS Wakefield

Ready Hampton Roads

National Incident Management Sustem

TCC Alerts Emergency Notification System

 

Tidewater Community College Campus CERT

     

     

    What is Campus CERT

     

    Training Materials:

    Participant Manual Complete

    Cover

    Introduction

    TOC

    Unit 1

    Unit 2

    Unit 3

    Unit 4

    Unit 5

    Unit 6

    Unit 7

    Unit 8

     

    CERT Basic Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself and to help others in the event of a catastrophic disaster.  Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using your CERT training to save lives and protect property.

    Campus CERT or C-CERT is simply a version of the Basic CERT adapted to the campus environment.  How it is implemented varies from institution to institution.

    The TCC CERT Program started in the fall of 2012 as part of the Commonwealth of Virginia Campus CERT Initiative. 

    The CERT program training is a approximately 22 hours in length which includes the following topics in individual modules:

    1. Disaster Preparedness
    2. Fire Safety and Utility Controls
    3. Disaster Medical Operations - Part 1
    4. Disaster Medical Operations - Part 2
    5. Light Search and Rescue Operations
    6. CERT Organization
    7. Disaster Psychology
    8. Terrorism and CERT
    9. Course Review, Final Exam, and Disaster Simulation

    TCC CERT Program

     

    The TCC CERT program started with the completion of the first C-CERT class in December 2012.  There are many specifics to the program that will be developed overtime.  The then Provost Dr. Linda Rice agreed to pilot the CERT program on the Chesapeake Campus.

    TCC is not authorizing self activation of CERT Teams on any campus. 

    TCC Faculty, staff and students who are CERT trained will be activated to respond to a Campus emergency through the Campus Command structure lead by the Provost.   

    Campus Provosts are authorized to activate CERT trained individuals on their campus as needed, provided the teams are organized and operate under the supervision of the Provost.

    TCC Faculty, staff and students who have completed CERT Training are encouraged to make the Provost aware of their training and willingness to participate in on Campus emergencies when requested.

    All CERT trained individuals are encouraged to participate in their local jurisdictional CERT program; however, no on campus self-activation is authorized, regardless of the local CERT affiliation.

    TCC and the local jurisdictions will coordinate any CERT Team activities when mutually beneficial to the jurisdiction and TCC faculty, staff and students.