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Community Emergency Response Training

Colorado Springs, CO - The Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management is offering a free two-day Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) class on March 1 and 2. The class will be held at the Fire Department Complex, 375 Printers Parkway, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

CERT provides comprehensive training in disaster preparedness and response.  Through classroom learning and hands-on training, participants will learn how to help themselves, their families and their neighbors during and immediately following a disaster. Topics covered include disaster preparedness; disaster medical assistance; light search and rescue; fire safety; terrorism and disaster psychology. 

This course does not offer certification in CPR or first aid. Citizens must know how to be self-sufficient during the first critical 72 hours immediately following any type of disaster, whether natural or human-caused. CERT is designed to fulfill those needs.

Online registration forms and additional class dates are available through the Office of Emergency Management’s website at