Our Mission Statement
USF's Community Emergency Response Team is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting, training, and providing education on emergency preparedness within the University of South Florida and its surrounding communities.
CERT Basic Training
Our next FREE Basic Training course is coming soon, sign up today!
For more details on joining CERT, click the link below
or complete the Interest Form to receive a notification about upcoming courses!
Fall 2024 CERT Basic Training Course
Thursday, September 12th from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, September 13th from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, September 14th from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Save-the-Date for Spring 2025 2024 CERT Basic Course
Thursday, February 6th from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday, February 7th from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, February 8th from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Hurricane Season Volunteer Application
Haven't yet completed the CERT Basic Training Course, but still want to be involved? Want to increase your level of preparedness? Interested in serving the community? Want to be connected to one of our Tampa Bay response teams? Sign up to be notified when opportunities arise during hurricane season.
Each year, the Atlantic Hurricane Season threatens communities across Florida, including the Tampa Bay area. The USF Community Emergency Response Team is a Federal Emergency Management Agency volunteer organization that specializes in the activation of volunteers to assist the community during disasters. Sponsored by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue's Office of Emergency Management, the team plans, trains, and activates when requested for extreme weather and large events to support Hillsborough County.
Are you Prepared?
Visit our Preparedness section to learn about how you can prepare for a disaster, including safety tips and how to create your own Disaster Kit!