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Arvada CERT

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CERT Training Academy offered this spring. Learn more and sign up online

What is CERT?

Get prepared! Sign up for Arvada's free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. 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. CERT Members become part of a specialized team that can help our local first responders on special projects related to emergencies and disasters.

What Does the CERT Training Consist of?

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. At the Basic Academy, participants learn about:

  • emergency preparations you can make in your home
  • utility controls (gas, water, and electric) 
  • fire safety and small fire suppression 
  • search and rescue 
  • emergency medical treatment
  • terrorism
  • disaster psychology

When is the Next CERT Academy?

The next CERT training takes place on the following dates:

  • Wednesdays, March 28, April 4, 11 and 18; 6 -8 p.m. AND
  • Saturday, April 21; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Students must attend all classes in order to graduate. All classes will be held at the Arvada Fire Protection District Training Center


For more information and to apply for the Arvada CERT Academy,  sign up online or email