The Carleton Emergency Response Team (CERT), formerly known as Fire Wardens, is a team of Carleton community members that have volunteered to provide assistance during emergencies. This program has been expanded to encompass all types of emergencies. Various facilities on campus have designated CERT Team Leaders and CERT Team Members that have been trained in basic emergency and disaster response skills. CERT members assist with various tasks during or after an emergency, including:

  • Guiding community members to safety
  • Acting as a liaison with Office of Risk Management staff, Campus Safety Services, or First Responders during an emergency
  • Distribution of emergency supplies
  • Preliminary damage assessments
  • Debris management
  • Scene support
  • Assisting with emergency exercises

Each CERT member is expected to complete the core training modules. The training consists of:

  • Module 1: Introduction and Personal Preparedness
  • Module 2: Fire Safety

NEW Supplementary Modules Coming Soon…

  • Module 3: Emergency Response Basics and Operations
  • Module 4: Hazard Awareness
  • Module 5: Light Search and Rescue
  • Module 6: Disaster Injury and Psychological Aid

The CERT program is actively recruiting and is currently looking for volunteers. If you would like to register to be a volunteer, please fill out the CERT Volunteer Registration Form. For any questions about the CERT Program, please contact us at