This student-run team is committed to responding to fellow Eckerd students in medical emergencies.
Founded in 2011, EC-ERT has responded to emergencies of all kinds across campus. EC-ERT members are professionally trained emergency medical technicians and emergency medical responders who work to help keep the Eckerd community as safe as possible. By introducing a reliable, confidential system into the Eckerd community where students can call our personal number, we hope to encourage students to seek medical help who originally would not do so.
In order to be prepared for any emergency, EC-ERT carries out numerous drills to test the readiness of its members.
- No previous experience is required to join the team.
- Members learn to perform medical and trauma assessments and first-aid skills.
- Learn and practice large and small scale land based search and rescue operations.
- Become certified in Incident Command Systems (ICS) and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).
- Become a National Certified Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).
- Gain experience in the medical field.
- Work with organizations such as Sunstar Paramedics and St. Petersburg Fire-Rescue. Build strong connections within the Eckerd community.
- Become someone students can look to in a time of emergency.
During the Academic year, EC-ERT will respond to all medical calls by being called directly or dispatched through Campus Safety or the Pinellas County Emergency Medical System.
Remember, in a life-threatening emergency, call 911!
See what it means to students to be part of the Eckerd College Emergency Response Team