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CERT Basic Training June 6,7, and 8 ,2023

Community Emergency Response Team training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. With basic response activities training and practice, and by working as a team, you will be able to protect yourself and maximize your capability to help the greatest number of people before, during, and after a disaster.

You are invited to attend CERT Basic Training at Pacific Lutheran University on June 6,7, and 8, 2023 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm at no cost. In order to complete CERT Basic, you are expected to attend all three (3) days a total of 24 hours of classroom and simulated training.

There are only 30 seats available. A list is being established beginning March 6, through May 22, 2023. If, you are interested and willing to commit to three days of training. You may contact Raymond Jualin, Associate Director of Emergency Management at (253) 535-7038 or at

Our mission is to support faculty, staff, students, and visitors on the PLU campus in case of a regional emergency that may include storm damage, earthquake, or other unplanned incidents that might affect the Campus.  These teams will serve as a first response and support effort for our community in the event that help is not available from response agencies, including Central Pierce Fire and Rescue.

Emergency Training at PLU

W7PLU - Amateur Radio Emergency Communications

PLU has a multi-purpose ham radio station which can be used by a student amateur club and during an emergency when telephones and computers are partially or completely inoperable. For instance, PLU could radio to the Pierce County Dept. of Emergency Management that we need food or medical assistance.

The organizing body, W7PLU, meets periodically to develop policies, procedures, and training opportunities. Members of the volunteer group participate in exercises and practice using the equipment.

Students and employees who are interested in participating should contact Doug Oakman at 253-535-7317 or

W7PLU Emergency communications operators