August 11, 2019

Our 2019 Summer of Preparedness outreach events have been ongoing over the past three months with a focus on reaching some of our most vulnerable and at risk populations in Hillsborough County. Through these outreach efforts, USF College of Pu...

March 6, 2019

Last night, 14 students were certified in adult, pediatric, and infant CPR/AED through the American Safety and Health Institute.

That is 14 more people who are now trained to help save a life! A big “THANK YOU” to Bob Donaghy for teaching the c...

August 18, 2018

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept was initially developed for civilians to be able to meet their immediate needs in times of disaster, to be better prepared and to help minimize loss of life when disasters do occur. CERT sta...

January 6, 2018

USF CERT Activation for Cold Weather Sheltering

September 19, 2017

While many Floridians hunkered down for Hurricane Irma, over 200+ USF CERT members and USF student volunteers stepped up to assist their county in need.

USF CERT leaders Elizabeth Dunn, Jay Rajyaguru, Anthony Woodson, Jordan Snead, and oth...

July 18, 2017


Eva who?

Evacuation Zones!

This year, Hillsborough County's evacuation zones were updated, with over 150,000 residents living in one of the 5 evacuation zones. Anyone residing in an evacuation zone is vulnerable to storm surge from 4 to over...

June 5, 2017

On June 4th, 2017, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue hosted the 2017 Hurricane Expo at Westshore Plaza mall. Prior to this event, USF CERT members assisted the county with putting together over 500 hurricane supply kits on Friday, June 3rd. Thes...

May 6, 2017

On Saturday May 6th, Tampa Bay residents had the chance to  meet and talk with local emergency services and program leaders.

Important organizations like Hillsborough County, City of Tampa & USF emergency management were there. Along with...

Most Floridians remember Thursday, May 4th with blue skies and calm seas. However, Emergency Management professionals, First Responders, and USF CERT Members remember a different scenario: A Category 4 Hurricane plowing through the state of Fl...

 A quiet Thursday morning in Hillsborough County erupted into chaos as reports of a bomb blast and strings of mass shootings flooded hospitals with victims suffering from traumatic injuries with little time to prepare. These simulated mass cas...

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