C-CERT Members Take Annual Oath, Prepare Supplies

Members of the Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) gathered in Woodhead Lounge on June 8 to regroup, stock supplies and participate in an annual oath ceremony. Formed in September 2009, Wesleyan’s C-CERT members are trained to assist first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize volunteers at a disaster site and improve the safety of the Wesleyan community. Members participate in an initial 20-hour training session and additional training opportunities are provided during the academic year.

Members of the Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) gathered in Woodhead Lounge on June 8 to regroup, stock backpack supplies and participate in an annual oath ceremony. Formed in September 2009, Wesleyan’s C-CERT members are trained to assist first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, organize volunteers at a disaster site and improve the safety of the Wesleyan community. Members participate in an initial 20-hour training session and additional training opportunities are provided during the academic year. All Wesleyan faculty and staff are welcome to join C-CERT.

Middletown Fire Department Chief Robert Kronenberger led the C-CERT oath ceremony.

C-CERT members are equipped with a supply backpack, which includes a helmet, reflective vest, safety goggles, first-aid kit, emergency blanket, CPR kit, light sticks, gloves, tape, tools, knives and more.

C-CERT members are equipped with a supply backpack, which includes a helmet, reflective vest, safety goggles, first-aid kit, emergency blanket, CPR kit, light sticks, gloves, flashlight, tape, tools, knives and more. (Photos by Olivia Drake)

Wesleyan’s C-CERT team has 34 members. The next training will be held in July. For more information or to register for the training, contact Bill Nelligan or Joyce Walter.