The Canes Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a student-led team of
trained and motivated students. The team trains routinely in triage, search
and rescue, first aid, disaster preparedness and more. The team deploys to
disasters that affect the University of Miami and the surrounding Miami area
as well as being a resource for other agencies.
CERT has worked on reaching out to the community and providing first aid
services. Together the executive board and general members have worked on
expanding their skills set and teaching their skills to members of the UM
A weekend of emergency response training is required in order to become an
official, certified member. These members meet every other Monday at 9 p.m.
to practice and learn more complex skills that can be used in a disaster.
The teams also participate in semester disaster readiness exercises where
they can put their skills to the test.
Currently, our program has grown to over 40 members with a 10-person
executive board. We are able to cover all corners of the Coral Gables Main
Campus if needed, and we have the ability to reach out to the local area
surrounding the university. If requested and approved by the university, the
team has the capabilities of also responding to major county, state or
For more information on training dates and events, contact Shanon Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
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