Gateway STEM High School Student Completes CERT Instructor Course

Only high school student that completed the course

February 4, 2013 | 2 min reading time

 The City Emergency Management Agency received great news about one of the CERT students at Gateway STEM High School.  Sadija Lilic, a Senior in Gateway's EMT Program, recently completed a CERT Train-the-Trainer Course and is now certified as an Instructor.

The intense 16-hour course was conducted by the Missouri University Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MUFRTI) at the Eureka Fire Protection District Training Center over an entire weekend.  Out of many applicants for this course, Sadija was one of the 30 selected and the only high school student that completed the course.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is taught at Gateway STEM High School to 11th Grade students taking the Health Sciences programs.  CERT training is designed to teach students resiliency and how to take care of themselves, their families and their neighborhoods when disaster strikes.  CERT training consists of:  Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety and Utility Controls, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, CERT Organization, and Response to Terrorism.

 The CERT Training Program at Gateway is sponsored and supported by the St. Louis City Emergency Management Agency.  If you would like more information CERT Training, go to or contact Sarah Gamblin-Luig, CEMA, (314) 622-3501.


Department of Public Safety

City of St. Louis

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