The Combined Regional Emergency Services Training (CREST)
center is the result of ideas from local Police, Fire and EMS agencies in
collaboration with Oakland Community College. The concept of a training
“city” providing realistic settings for real-life problems faced by
emergency responders is an innovative outcome of Oakland Community College’s
more than 40 years’ experience in training emergency services personnel.
take critical training subjects from the classroom onto the CREST site, a
virtual live lab setting, where scenarios based on real world problems
become invaluable learning tools. Basic and advanced emergency services
personnel, as well as private industry and civilian organizations benefit
from putting theory into practice in a secure setting.
The CREST site offers an experience where real-life scenarios are simulated
by trainees who must not only think through options and decisions, but also
actively apply their skills. Scenarios can be repeated in a controlled
setting so trainees can work through them until their knowledge and skills
are mastered. This internationally recognized approach of “scenario
based training” means that the trainees will retain the lesson at a greater
level than could be expected from classroom presentations alone.
Located in South-East Michigan, cornered by I-75 and M-59 on Oakland
Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus; this
is a unique training facility with furnished houses, a bank, convenience
store, motel and five story live fire training tower can suit you
organization for whatever training need they may have. For
questions or site and equipment reservations please contact
Lisa Braun at 248.232.4211.
TRAINING & INFORMATION BULLETIN E-MAIL DISTRIBUTION
If you are interested in receiving Training and Information Bulletins for
upcoming Police, Fire, EMS or Dispatch classes please send an
e-mail request to
CREST and indicate your name, agency
and which section(s) you would like to receive. Please note that you can
elect to receive more than one section (Police, Fire, EMS and Dispatch), the
Training and Information Bulletin will only be sent to agency or governmental
e-mail addresses and this e-mail distribution list is not shared or sold.
CREST ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR
2014 Marks the tenth anniversary of CREST. To view an anniversary message
from the chancellor click here.
OAKLAND COUNTY PROSPER
Recently, CREST was featured in Oakland County Prosper. To view a video
produced by M-1 Studio's