Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)


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Wed Jan 24, 2018 - Mon Apr 30, 2018


City of ThorntonThornton, CO 80229


Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) is a volunteer opportunity for all interested residents above the age of 18 . The CERT Program educates residents about disaster preparedness for all types of hazards and teaches basic skills in disaster response, volunteer management, fire safety, basic first aid, and team development. CERT Basic Training is done once a year,usually during the Fall/Winter months. Trainings are held one night a week for 8 weeks (for 3 hours). Applicants must complete all 24 hours and one full/half day exercise as a graduation requirement. In addition to the CERT Basics Classes, quarterly trainings will be held to teach topics like advanced first aid and CPR, shelter operations, damage assessment, and more. CERT Members will have multiple opportunities to volunteer at Thornton special events and potentially respond during an actual disaster. The CERT program is managed by the City of Thornton Fire Department and Emergency Management.

It is recommended that applicants be able to perform under stress, able to lift 40 pounds from a standing position, and walk for 60 minutes or more. Job tasks can be altered to accommodate physical abilities.

There are no minimum qualifications for this training; however, interest or experience in the fields below are highly preferred:

  • Volunteer management.
  • Disaster response.
  • Public safety.
  • Medical field/public health.
  • Communications, or other related professional fields.
  • Graduate of Fire or Police Citizens Academies

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  • Disaster Response
  • Law Enforcement
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • First Aid / CPR
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 weeks (for 3 hours).
  • Quarterly training and continuing education

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