CERV (Campus Emergency Response Volunteers)

What is CERV?

CERV (Campus Emergency Response Volunteers) is a volunteer program that was first established in 2019. CERV is open to all students, faculty, and staff and offers training throughout the year that can support campus public safety initiatives and response efforts.

What does CERV do?


Sheltering training is taught by instructors from the American Red Cross


Hands-Only CPR

CPR training is taught by instructors certified by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross


Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed training is taught by certified instructors from FSU's Medical Response Unit (MRU)


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid training is taught by FSU Counseling and Psychological Services 


Active Shooter Training

Active Shooter Training is taught by Crime Prevention Officers from FSUPD


Severe Weather Awareness

SKYWARN training is taught by meteorologists from the National Weather Service (NWS)


Search & Rescue

CERV members may receive search & rescue (SAR) training from local partners and participate in SAR efforts 


Drill & Exercise Support

CERV members may be requested to serve in support roles during drills and exercises

How do I join?

We continue to strive to add more members. Join our Canvas page if you're interested in joining CERV. 

Canvas is the primary tool we use to communicate with members about upcoming trainings and deployments.