Community Emergency Response Team

Assisting the community during emergencies

From participating in disaster drills to providing free training, the Community Emergency Response Team is dedicated to preparing our campus community to deal with and handle emergency situations.

Prepared, trained and ready to help the community

Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life-saving and life-sustaining needs. Will you be prepared and trained to help those in your community?

The University of Nevada, Reno Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is one of several CERT teams in the Citizen Corps Program, under the direction of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

Join the Community Emergency Response Team

For more information on becoming a member of the University of Nevada, Reno CERT, contact cert@unr.edu.

CERT meetings

Leadership meetings

The leadership team meets once a month to discuss current and future events, business meeting items and training for the University CERT.

Date: 1st Thursday of each month
Location: TBD (feel free to bring your lunch)
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Member business meetings

The member business meeting is held once a month to discuss CERT business.

Date: 2nd Thursday of each month
Location: University of Nevada, Reno Police Services office (Fitzgerald Student Services Building)
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Member training meetings

The University CERT meets once a month for training. Training for the month is given by a team leader or by an approved CERT trainer on topics ranging from wild fire training to CPR.

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Location: University of Nevada, Reno Police Services office (Fitzgerald Student Services Building)
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

List of CERT members

NAME DEPT PHONE E-MAIL
Askew, Susie International Students & Scholars (775) 682-7508 psa@unr.edu
Baughman, Shari Geography (775) 784-6687 sbaughman@unr.edu
Brinkoetter, Tom (408) 592-3759 brink.gg@gmail.com
Clement, Charles University CERT pc@unr.edu
Geib, Scott Washoe County (775) 328-3610 sgeib@washoecounty.us
Harvey, Sarah University of Nevada, Reno staff
Harvey, Steven Student-College of Business
Hritz, Michelle Faculty Senate Manager (775) 682-7518 mhritz@unr.edu
Kelly, Nancy NSHE (775) 789-3755 nancyk@unr.edu
Kettling, Geoff Disability Resources Center (775) 682-8728 kettling@unr.edu
MontBlanc, Virginia Natural Resources and Environmental Science (775) 784-1107 vmontblanc@unr.edu
Richard, Patricia President's Office (775) 784-4805 prichard@unr.edu
Russell, Derek (775) 772-6592 dc-russell@charter.net
Tillotson, Sariah Admissions & Records (775) 682-5904 stillotson@unr.edu
Willis, Glee Emeritus