Active Shooter Training

Active Shooter Training

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Active Shooter Training

A course in dealing with active shooter situations is offered by the Department of Public Safety. For more information, view the introductory video or contact Sgt. Rick Roseli, (213) 740-6419.

USC Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Team

The USC Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Team consist of FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operators who provide emergency radio communications when traditional communications tools are not operable.  The team conducts a local area Net every Wednesday at noon to test communications connectivity between USC campuses.  If you are a licensed operator or are interested in becoming one, please contact Steve Goldfarb at

Building Emergency Response Training (BERT)

Building Emergency Response Teams (BERT) training is available to any group within a building. After completing this one-hour training, participants receive a BERT vest and hardhat as members of the team.

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Campus Emergency Response Training (CERT)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of approximately 300 USC volunteers who have received in-depth disaster response training. The 20-hours federally certified course covers emergency preparedness, search and rescue, disaster triage and first aid, disaster fire-fighting, and psychological first aid. Each member of this critical volunteer team receives CERT vest and shirt, hardhat, gloves, and a backpack of emergency response supplies. Interested participants contact Steve Goldfarb at

CPR/AED First Aid Training

If you are interested in leaning Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an Automated External Defibrillation (AED) contact the USC Lyon Center.

American Red Cross

American Heart Association

Earthquake Preparedness Training

In this 60-minute presentation, participants will learn how to prepare for, respond to and recover from an earthquake. Topics include how to prepare your home or office, creating an emergency kit, what to do when the shaking starts, and earthquake recovery. To schedule a presentation, contact Steve Goldfarb, Director, Fire Safety & Emergency Planning at

Fire Extinguisher Training

We also offer a one-hour fire extinguisher training course. Participants put out an active fire in this hands-on program. To inquire about scheduling, contact

General Emergency Procedures Training

In this 45-60 minutes presentation, participant will learn what to do in case of an emergency while at USC. Topics include calling for help, fires, fire alarms, evacuation, earthquakes, medical emergencies and more. To schedule a presentation, contact Steve Goldfarb, Director, Fire Safety & Emergency Planning at

Incident Command System (ICS) Training

USC Emergency Response Plans are designed around the nationally recognized Incident Command System (ICS). The Incident Command System is a standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of emergency response. The Office of Fire Safety & Emergency Planning offers training on the ICS system for staff who may have a role in emergency response within their departments and schools. For more information, contact Steve Goldfarb, Director, Fire Safety & Emergency Planning at

Student EMS

The Emergency Medical Services of the University of Southern California (EMSC) is a student organization that seeks to provide accessible pre-hospital care to Trojans and the USC community. EMSC strives to augment the current emergency health care options at the University and create an opportunity for students to gain first-hand medical experience, serve their community, and develop critical leadership skills.

Visit them at Emergency Medical Services of the University of Southern California