Arvada CERT

What Is CERT?

Get prepared! The Arvada Community Emergency Response Team (Arvada 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 will be held in April 2024. Registration will open in March. All classes are held at the Arvada Fire Training Center (6651 Indiana St.). Students must attend ALL classes in order to become a member of the Team. Training is open to anyone who is high school age (with parental permission) or over. There are no age or ability restrictions. 


For more information contact Arvada CERT at [email protected] or at


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