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Community Emergency Response Training


Being prepared is everyone's responsibility.

Do you know what to do if a disaster hits close to home?





Get prepared. Sign up for our FREE Community Emergency Response Team training (CERT). You'll learn to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in those first critical hours and days when emergency responders are struggling to get into the area and help. We'll cover techniques for:

  • Emergency preparations you can make in your home
  • Fire safety (includes an exercise on suppressing a small fire)
  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Disaster psychology
  • Terrorism
  • Team organization
  • Search & rescue

At the conclusion of the third class there is a disaster simulation exercise in which you will learn to work with and help others.  You must attend all three days to complete the course and receive a certificate.


Watch a video about CERT training


Who can attend? Open to all individuals and groups, ages 18 and over, up to 40 participants per course.

Our next class is scheduled for June 1,8, and 15 at the Lakewood Civic Center.  To register for this course please click here


For more information, please email: 




Lakewood's Office of Emergency Management prepares warning and response plans and conducts tests and training throughout the year for natural and man-made emergencies that could impact the city and its residents.


We encourage you to implement emergency preparedness at your house too!

Contact Information:

Emergency Management and Homeland Security
445 S Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7118