Ave Maria's Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) is trained to help in emergency disaster situations. These volunteers are trained in order to respond efficiently to emergency situations including, fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.These volunteers act only when professional help is not immediately available.

CERT training covers the following:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • FIre Suppression
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Assesment, Treatment, and Hygiene
  • LIght Search and Rescue
  • Terrorism Response
  • Team Organization and DIsaster Psychology

These training classes are provided to Ave Maria by the Collier County Fire Department. As well as undergoing training, CERT members participate in special events and situations in order to better their skills.

Why Join CERT?

CERT benefits the community by training members to become more aware of threats that are always pertinent in everyday life. When professional help arrives, CERT members are able to comprehensibly assist professional personnel. Overall, CERT creates a team of volunteers who are able to give of themselves in order to support and keep their community safe.

To sign up for the new Ave Maria CERT team, contact Frank Steiger at 239-280-2401 or Frank.Steiger@avemaria.edu