Free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Offered to public

Classes being September 12, 2017 for FREE C.E.R.T. Training

The Douglas County Office of Emergency Management is proud to present this training to the public.

Following a disaster, community members may be on their own for a period of time because of the size of the area affected, lost communications, and impassable roads.  The Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) program supports local response capability by training community volunteers about the hazards they face and ways to prepare for them.  The Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Program was developed to teach the basic organization skills that you can use to help yourself, your loved ones and your neighbors until help arrives.

Class size is limited, and due to the popularity of this annual class, all participants are asked to commit to attending all class dates and times.

Class Requirements:

  • All participants much be at least 18 years of age.
  • Students must complete all 26 hours of the course to receive a certificate of completion.

The course curriculum will cover the following modules:

 Emergency Preparedness  CERT Organization
  Fire Safety  Disaster Psychology
  Emergency Medical Operations – Part 1  Terrorism and CERT
  Emergency Medical Operations – Part 2  Course Review and Disaster Simulation
Light Search and Rescue Operations Final Disaster Simulation

The training course will be presented as a series of classes at the Justice Center, 4000 Justice Way in Castle Rock.

Tuesday, September 12 6 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, September 19 6 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, September 26 6 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, October 3 6 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, October 10 6 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18 6 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, October 21 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

To enroll please contact Anne Walton, Office of Emergency Management, at 303-660-7589 or