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TCC Campus Community Emergency Response Training

Chesapeake Campus Student Center to host 2014 CERT Class

CAMPUS CERT Flyer for July 2014 Class


Monday July 21

Disaster Preparedness

Fire Safety & Utility Control

Light Search & Rescue Operations

8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday July 22

Disaster Medical Operations

1 & 2

CERT Organization

8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday July 23

Disaster Psychology

Terrorism & CERT

Disaster Simulation Exercise

Course Wrap-up

8:30 am - 2:30 pm


If you have questions please contact:

Vince Gary, 822-5138,

Sara Hair, 822-5123,

Pete Sommer, 822-1783,

To register, please send and email, with your name, phone number, email address and supervisor's approval.

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

TCC Alerts Emergency Notification System


Tidewater Community College Campus CERT



    What is Campus CERT


    Training Materials:

    Participant Manual Complete




    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.