Information on Joining CERT
Anyone interested in joining the George Mason CERT is required to complete a training course provided by either Fairfax County or Prince William County. The course consists of 9 classroom sessions plus a final field exercise. The final exercise allows the new CERT members to demonstrate their skills in a simulated mass-casualty incident. Most of the classroom sessions also include practical scenario-based exercises used to reinforce the concepts learned in the classroom. Training classes generally are scheduled for both Fall and Spring semesters.
For those people joining the George Mason CERT who normally work or attend classes on the Fairfax campus, it is strongly recommended that they take their training from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. This training is held at their Fire and Rescue Academy, located at 4600 West Ox Road, Fairfax (directions).
For those people who primarily work or attend classes on the Prince William campus, it is strongly recommended that they take their training from the Prince William County Fire and Rescue Department. This training is held at their Training Academy, located at 13101 Public Safety Drive, Nokesville (directions).
Once a person has completed the training course, he/she is a regular member of our George Mason Community Emergency Response Team. Membership in our CERT carries with it certain obligations, such as attending at least a prescribed number of team meetings or other activities during the year. The Operating Procedures for the George Mason CERT contain this and other information about the team.
Registration for the CERT training courses is done directly with the respective County where the training will take place. George Mason will receive notification from the counties about people from the University who are involved in the training.
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If you have any questions about the George Mason CERT, or need additional information during the registration process, please contact us by E-mail.
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