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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Rutgers Division of Administration & Public Safety sponsors the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course that involves 20 hours of basic training in disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism, and team organization. It is designed to prepare individuals to help themselves and others during an emergency prior to the arrival of emergency services personnel and then to work as a team in conjunction with the professional responders.

At this time we have no CERT classes scheduled. Please check back for updates.

Contact Information

Department of
Emergency Services

Non-Emergency Number

For any Emergency Dial

From a University Phone
Obtain an outside line Dial

Public Safety Numbers

New Brunswick Campuses
(732) 932 -7111
or 2-7111 from any Campus Phone

Newark Campus
(973) 353-5111
or 5111 from any Campus Phone

Camden Campus
(856) 225-6111
or 6111 from any Campus Phone

Farms, Research Stations
or Off-Campus

or Obtain an Outside line,
then dial

Program the Alternate Public Safety Numbers
into Your Cellular Phone

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CERT Program

The program is open to all members of the Rutgers community and includes both classroom instruction and a field exercise. Our goal is to provide trained groups of individuals that can assist the university community during disaster situations. The training program is generally divided into four sessions:

  • Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism, and CERT Training
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Light Search and Rescue, and CERT Organization
  • Fire Safety Review and Disaster Simulation

Each session begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM, with a one-hour lunch break.

The CERT program provides valuable knowledge and skills that can help protect our employees, the university community, and the communities in which we live.

For further information contact 732-932-4875.