William and Mary

Community Emergency Response Team Trained

  • Residence Life
    Residence Life
    The Residence Life staff after completing the disaster simulation component of the CERT training.
  • CERT Training
    CERT Training
    The staff obtains their gear as they prepare for the disaster simulation.
  • Command Central
    Command Central
    Command central was set up behind the Dillard Complex.
  • Command Central
    Command Central
    Supplies are procured and instructions given to the teams responding to potential disaster situations.
  • Building Check
    Building Check
    A building is checked to determine if anyone is inside and it's physical condition.
  • Fire
    A team responds to put out a small fire.
  • Triage
    Two teams triage the injured.
  • Triage
    A triage team checking an airway.
  • Escort
    A team escorting an injured individual.
  • Completion
    The residence life team and the volunteers who assisted with the disaster simulation.

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.