Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

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Interested in joining or have questions, contact our CERT Coordinator or call 719-304-5803

What is CERT?

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) respond in the period immediately after a disaster when response resources are overwhelmed or delayed. It is the BRIDGE to professional responders until they are able to arrive. 

CERT training promotes a PARTNERSHIP between professional emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of the community, members of neighborhoods, community organizations, and workplaces in basic emergency response skills. CERT-trained members ENHANCE the emergency response capability of their area. 

If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community's professional response capabilities, CERT members can assist themselves, their families, their neighbors, and others, by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during training. 

This training covers the basic skills that can help SAVE and SUSTAIN lives during a disaster or daily emergency until EMERGENCY SERVICES personnel arrive.

To learn more visit: FEMA Basic CERT Training Video & Get Prepared with: Ready.gov


The awesome folks at the Teller County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) are organizing their very first course from Feb. 6th-10th. They are offering some top-notch preparedness training and the best part is, it's absolutely free!
So, if you're interested, please feel free to share this fantastic opportunity with your friends and family, and don't forget to sign up yourself! Let's all be prepared together!

Teller County CERT Basic Training Course February 6th-10th, 2024 (PDF) Graphic Image of CERT Flyer