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BC EMERGENCY - Campus Preparedness & Emergency Information

Campus Community Emergency Response Team

Will you be prepared when disaster strikes?


What is C-CERT?

C-CERT is a program designed to teach and prepare participants for emergencies and disasters, so they can help themselves and others in their community when needed. Basic disaster response skills participants are taught include emergency preparedness, hazard identification, hands on basic medical operations, CPR, light search and rescue, fire suppression, disaster psychology, disaster operations, and a full scale disaster simulation. More information about CERT teams can be found below:

FEMA CERT Program Overview

FEMA Emergency Management Institute CERT Introduction Course


BC Campus CERT

The Boston College Campus CERT, or C-CERT, is a program that runs once a semester over a few weeks. Fall classes are twice a week, with one disaster simulation class on a weekend day. Classes consist of a total of 24 training hours. The course is concluded by a full scale disaster simulation during which you can practice your new skills. Classes are open to students, faculty, and staff, and are free of charge. To date over 100 members of the BC community have been trained in this program.


How to join

Class Dates for Fall 2019 will be released in September.

You must participate in ALL 8 days in order to recieve your certificate.


More Information


Visit our Facebook page to view photos of previous classes:

If you would like more information on our C-CERT program, or have any questions, please e-mail us at