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Arvada CERT

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Due to unforeseen delays in necessary materials availability, the 2019 Arvada CERT Fall Academy will NOT be held. Please check back in the spring of 2020 for the spring academy availability, or follow Arvada CERT at Thank you!

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 Academy will be held in the spring of 2020.

All classes will be held at the Arvada Fire Protection District Training Center on Indiana and 65th.


For more information contact Arvada CERT at