The Arvada Community Emergency Response Team (Arvada CERT) is a volunteer emergency response team that was started in partnership with Arvada Fire and the City of Arvada.
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.
To become a member, individuals must attend the CERT Basic Academic, which consists of 24 hours of training time and is open to anyone at least 16 years of age, regardless of physical ability. At the academy, participants learn about emergency preparations, fire safety and suppression, search and rescue, emergency medical treatment, and more. The next Basic Academy will be held in Spring of 2022 with dates to be announced.