What is Arvada CERT?

The Arvada Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a volunteer emergency response team that was started in partnership with the City of Arvada and the Arvada Fire Protection District. Arvada CERT Members are trained to be ready for disasters, and will be better able to help themselves and their neighbors, respond and recover from emergencies.

The CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact them in their local area, and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. While CERT volunteers are trained to respond safely, responsibly, and effectively to emergency situations, they can also support their communities during non-emergency events if called to service.

 

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Basic Academy Training

The CERT Basic Academy consists of 24 hours of training time and is open to anyone at least 16 years of age, regardless of physical ability

Field Training

Arvada CERT Basic Academy Training also includes 8 hours of field training in activities such as small fire suppression and light search and rescue.

Building Community

Join a community of your neighbors and friends who care about Arvada and want to help our local first responders when needed.