CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams

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Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Training


(watch here for updates on upcoming classes)
(classes occur over a three day period - usually two full days 8 am - 5 pm and one half day 8 am - 3 pm; attendance is required all three days)

For more information or to register,
contact Jon Paxton (928) 226-5089


Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the demand for services. Number of victims, issues with communications, and road blockages can prevent people from accessing the emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People may need to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.

CERT Training includes:

  • Session I, Disaster Preparedness
  • Session II, Disaster Fire Suppression
  • Session III, Disaster Medical Operations Part I
  • Session IV, Disaster Medical Operations Part II
  • Session V, Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • Session VI, Disaster Psychology and Team Organization
  • Session VII, Course Review and Disaster Simulation

For More Information: email or call Jon Paxton (928) 226-5089

CERT Class Application

CERT Classes

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office in partnership with Coconino County Emergency Management and other local organizations, is the sponsor of CERT training in the county.

CERT Volunteers


The CERT members in Coconino County play a vital role in emergency responses. They regularly help staff information call centers during emergency events. They also help educate others in the community about emergency preparedness.

How You Can Become Involved in CERT