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Stony Brook University Campus Community Emergency Response Team

University Police Office of Emergency Management and the Division of Campus Residences at the State University of New York at Stony Brook
Date last updated: Jul 6, 2011

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: January 2009

Geographic Area: STONY BROOK (Local) (11790)

Point of Contact:
Joshua Voyles
SBU C-CERT Advisor/Residence Hall Director
Stony Brook University
350 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790

(631) 632-4139

CERT Web Site:
Social Media Site:


On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 2 times a year.

Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 4

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 80

Local CERT Programs offer training to the general public and/or to particular groups in the community. This CERT Program holds classes for the following groups:

  • General public / Open classes

  • Specific neighborhood groups

  • Teens / Youth

  • Colleges / Universities

Language(s) in which the program conducts CERT training:

  • English

Supplemental Training

Does this program offer or require supplemental training in addition to the CERT Basic Training Course? Yes

Supplemental training conducted, recommended, and/or required for CERT members:

  • IS-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)

  • IS-200.a ICS for Single Resources

  • Amateur radio operation

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)

  • Additional damage assessment

  • Decontamination techniques

  • Basic first aid

  • Mass care

  • Shelter operations/management

  • Additional Search & Rescue


A total of 150 CERTs have participated in 5 exercises.

CERT in Action


Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:2

Types of emergencies/disasters to which the CERTs have responded:

  • Pandemic

  • Other - Hazmat

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Medical intervention (triage or treatment)

  • Traffic management / Crowd management

  • Staffing Emergency Operating Center

  • Staffing shelters

  • Community relations / Distribution of emergency information to public

Non-Emergency Functions

Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:

  • Conducting or supporting threat/hazard assessments

  • Mitigation activities (including home safety/prevention assistance, such as winterizing homes, installing smoke detectors, etc.)

  • Conduct and support emergency preparedness efforts and projects, including sharing information with the public about protective actions and encouraging them to practice

  • Support emergency planning, exercises, and drills in the community, including for neighborhoods, schools, and businesses

  • Support for public safety at community events

  • Fire safety

  • Public health

  • Crime prevention

  • Terrorism awareness

Additional CERT Program Information