In the fall of 2012, the Residence Life staff completed the city of Williamsburg's CERT program. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program, developed through FEMA, educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
The photos were taken on November 20, 2012 at the Dillard Complex. The team participated in a simulated disaster scenario.