List of Colorado CERT’s

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    Name of Program: Fremont County CERT
    Geographic Area: Fremont County
    Point of Contact: Steve Morrisey
    Phone Number: 7192767300
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    Brief Description: Our mission is to raise public awareness about disaster and terrorism preparedness. Respond in time of need to request by local agencies, train citizens to help themselves and others in the event disaster strikes and help the community recover. We will offer CERT training to the community with an emphasis on the most vulnerable population such as schools and seniors.

    Name of Program: Adams County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Adams County
    Point of Contact: Jessica Schwarz
    Phone Number: 7203221401
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    Brief Description: Adams CERT program is sponsored by surrounding jurisdictions to teach the fundamentals of community response efforts. Jointly, our group has developed a training session that will allow our citizens the basics of emergency response and how they can assist local government during emergency situations and to become more prepared to ensure safety for themselves and their communities.

    Name of Program: Federal Heights CERT Team
    Geographic Area: Adams County, Federal Heights
    Point of Contact: Andy Marsh
    Phone Number: 3034123560
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    Brief Description: The City of Federal Heights has received a grant for the establishment of a CERT team within our community during the 2003 budget year. We are presently working in concert with the Adams County Office of Emergency Management to recruit and train interested citizens. Anyone interested in applying to become a member of the Federal Heights CERT team, or seeking additional information, should contact the Federal Heights Fire Department at 303-428-3526 ext 302.

    Name of Program: Brookfield Properties/Denver Community College CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Denver, Downtown Denver
    Point of Contact: Advantage Security
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 3035957029
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    Brief Description: Brookfield Properties and Denver Community College have collaberated to organize a CERT team to provide basic emergency prepraedness, disaster response, evacuation and triage for high-rise office properties in Downtown Denver. Although a new team, we have trained and graduated 50 team members during 9 weeks of training and a 2 1/2 hour disaster exercise. We are preparing to conduct a second training class for approxiamtely 30-40 members in early 2004 and a thrid class in Fall, 2004.

    Name of Program: City of Colorado Springs CERT
    Geographic Area: Colorado Springs, CO
    Point of Contact: Pauline Nelson
    Phone Number: 7193855957
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    Brief Description: The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management provides CERT training for citizens. Through classroom learning, hands-on training and a simulated disaster exercise, participants will learn how to help themselves, their families and their neighbors during and immediately following an emergency or disaster. For additional information,please contact our office at 719-385-5957 or

    Name of Program: El Paso County Citizen Emergency Response Training & Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: El Paso County – Colorado Springs Area
    Point of Contact: Jim Reid
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 7195758400
    E-mail address:
    Website address:,frameless.htm
    Brief Description: The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office CERT program is offered as basic emergency preparedness training for citizen awareness (citizen emergency response training) and a formal response team (Community Emergency Response Team). The team members are approved volunteers with the Sheriff’s Office and most are certified Train-the-Trainers. Teen CERT is also supported by the Emergency Services Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Teen CERT is based on the formal CERT curriculum taught to high school students. For more information, please contact Haley Rich, Emergency Preparedness Planner at (719) 575-8418.

    Name of Program: Englewood CERT
    Geographic Area: Englewood
    Point of Contact: Willie Ortiz
    Phone Number: 3037622479
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    Brief Description: The Englewood CERT program provides education and response training designed to give citizens the knowledge, skill, and experience necessary to help themselves and their community followed a major emergency or disaster until emergency responders are able to assist. The program is also part of the local vocational school curriculum for students in the Medical Preparation Program (grades 11&12). This program emphasizes personal skills development.

    Name of Program: Logan County CERT
    Geographic Area: Logan County, Sterling City
    Point of Contact: Jon Rosenlund
    Phone Number: 9705229700
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    Brief Description: We are a brand new team consisting of citizens, educators, and businesses working together to form this area’s first CERT team.

    Name of Program: Mesa County RSVP – CERT
    Geographic Area: Mesa County, Grand Junction
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    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9702439839
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    Brief Description: The Community Emergency Response Teams that are sponsored by the Mesa County Retired And Senior Volunteer Program are comprised of men and women age 55 and older. These teams are known locally as the “Senior CERTS.” They have all received 24 hours of initial training; and they meet for three hours each month to maintain skills, take advanced training and execute special projects. The Senior CERTS are trying to fill niches that are not being filled by other emergency personnel. Senior CERTS have been tentatively assigned to work with patient transport and tracking in local hospitals during a disaster. CERT volunteers have also developed specific plans to help with the organization of spontaneous volunteers during a disaster. Senior CERT volunteers, in cooperation with the Childcare Coalition, have developed a curriculum and emergency preparedness kits and are currently training childcare providers in emergency preparedness. In cooperation with the Center for Independence, Senior CERTS are developing specific plans to aid people with special needs during a disaster. Senior CERTS are also developing a procedure to teach seniors who are living independently emergency preparedness skills and to help supply these seniors with the materials they need to survive for 72 hours during a disaster situation.

    Name of Program: Arapahoe County CERT
    Geographic Area: Arapahoe County
    Point of Contact: Brian McKnight
    Phone Number: 7208743750
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    Brief Description: The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office was recently awarded a 2003 CERT Grant. The sheriff’s office is committed to educating and working with the citizens, preparing for any disaster. If you are interested in joining this elite group of volunteers, please contact the Emergency Management Coordinator.

    Name of Program: City of Aurora CERT
    Geographic Area: Arapahoe County, City of Aurora
    Point of Contact: Stephanie Hackett
    Phone Number: 3033268964
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    Brief Description: The City of Aurora CERT program started in 1995. This was done in conjunction with the Aurora Fire Department Citizen’s Academy. With the recent CERT grants the City’s program will be offered two times a year and through special appointments for our citizens. Training will include CPR and First Aid, fire safety, and other topics relating to disaster preparedness.

    Name of Program: Sugar Loaf CERT
    Geographic Area: Boulder County, Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District
    Point of Contact: Sally Stoffel
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 3034421050
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    Brief Description: New CERT in the process of being organized. The Sugar Loaf community is located west of the city of Boulder in a rural mountain fire district covering 19 square miles of forested wildland interfacing with pockets of residential areas.

    Name of Program: Custer County CERT
    Geographic Area: South Central Region
    Point of Contact: Christe Feldemann
    Phone Number: 7193714212
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    Brief Description: We are a small group in rural Colorado that would like to be involved in keeping our community safe and be informed on how to react in the case of an emergency situation.

    Name of Program: Clear Creek County CERT
    Geographic Area: Clear Creek County
    Point of Contact: Jane Thomas
    Phone Number: 3036792300
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    Brief Description: 26 active members meet on a monthly basis and are on standby to be activated by our sponsoring agency – Clear Creek Office of Emergency Management. The team’s members have completed background checks, ICS 100, 200, 700, and First Aid/CPR.

    Name of Program: Kit Carson County CERT Organization
    Geographic Area: North East Colorado
    Point of Contact: Melody Maskus
    Phone Number: 7193468538
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    Brief Description: Kit Carson County CERT has 17 members, and is a part of the Kit Carson County County Health and Human Services, is being developed to help Kit Carson County, a sparsely populated county located 170 miles from Denver and bordering Kansas along I-70. Kit Carson County CERT deals with surge capacity in a local disaster, including assisting mass prophylaxis/vaccination clinics or other major public health needs. The unit is partnered with the Red Cross, VOAD, County mental health services, OEM, Citizen Corps, RSVP, MRC, and other County resources to develop a coordinated response to a disaster. It is limiting recruitment to licensed health and medical personnel, including nurses, nurse practitioners, veterinarians, pharmacists, doctors, chiropractors, physician assistants, and dentists, and other community resources in the county. This unit is recruiting members for its CERT by making presentations and/or delivering brochures to its 3 medical clinics, 1 county hospital, 1 sattelite of Morgan Community College, Citizen Corps meetings, meetings of professional organizations, mailings, health fairs, and other community gatherings. The unit has a core of about 100 volunteers and has developed a core curriculum based on the suggested CERT core competencies. These MRC volunteers will be included in exercises being planned by the Kit Carson County Health and Human Services.

    Name of Program: City and County of Denver CERT
    Geographic Area: Denver
    Point of Contact: Caroyln Bluhm
    Phone Number: 7208657698
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    Brief Description: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, using the model created by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept in 1986. Since then, hundreds of communities across the United States have established their own CERT programs. The City and County of Denver, Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management is using the LAFD model to develop Citizen Emergency Response Training as a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train citizens of our community in basic preparedness and skills. If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional response, citizens can better protect themselves by applying the preparedness skills that they learned during training. These skills can help save and sustain their lives following a disaster until help arrives. CERT skills also apply to daily emergencies.

    Name of Program: Pueblo Teen SERT
    Geographic Area: Pueblo West High School
    Point of Contact: Pat Smith
    Phone Number: 7195478050
    E-mail address:
    Brief Description: Required School based CERT program with expanded training and volunteer participation. 45 hour course with a full scale exercise at completion.

    Name of Program: Heritage Eagle Bend Incident Command System
    Geographic Area: 80016
    Point of Contact: Bill Lane
    Phone Number: 3034009474
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    Brief Description: The private community of Heritage Eagle Bend(HEB)in Aurora, Colorado, has 3 CERT teams as an integral part of their Incident Command System (ICS). Each team is comprised of 4-5 CERT trained volunteers with a team lead and an assigned nurse, all residents of the community. Each team is supervised by a member of HEB’s Emergency Preparedness Committee.

    Name of Program: Washington County CERT
    Geographic Area: Washington County
    Point of Contact: Michael McCaleb
    Phone Number: 9705542008
    E-mail address:
    Brief Description: We are a county based CERT program under the auspices of the OEM. We have members throughout our county. We are active in several annual planned county activities throughout the year.

    Name of Program: Park County CERT
    Geographic Area: Park County
    Point of Contact: Brian Foltz
    Phone Number: 7198364372
    E-mail address:
    Brief Description: County wide Citizens Emergency Response Team

    Name of Program: San Luis Valley CERT
    Geographic Area: San Luis Valley
    Point of Contact: Sue Davis
    Phone Number: 7197543692
    E-mail address:
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    Brief Description: The San Luis Valley Citizen Corps sponsors four CERT programs in our region. They are: Forbes Park, Crestone, Saguache County, Monte Vista. These programs cover about half of our region. Our goal is to train a CERT team in each of the six counties of the region. We have three counties covered currently.

    Name of Program: Regional Transportation District – Denver
    Geographic Area: Metro Denver
    Point of Contact: John Tarbert
    Phone Number: 3032992379
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    Brief Description: The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) CERT volunteers are trained for hazards that may impact the RTD transit system and its ridership. This is accomplished through training in basic response skills, such as fire safety, search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Additional training includes how to assist law enforcement agencies in preventing terrorist attacks by being observant, recognizing suspicious and dangerous activity, and reacting to it in a safe and timely manner. RTD services an area population of 2.7 million which includes 40 municipalities in 6 counties plus 2 city/county jurisdictions. Our goal is to train and equip a force of 500 citizens from Denver and the surrounding municipalities.

    Name of Program: Quail Hollow Neighborhood CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Fort Collins
    Point of Contact: Heather Maloney
    Phone Number: 9704162878
    E-mail address:
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    Brief Description: CERT group which is centered in the Southwest area (Quail Hollow Neighborhood) of Fort Collins.

    Name of Program: Brighton CERT
    Geographic Area: Brighton Area including the Greater Brighton Fire Protection District including parts of Weld Count
    Point of Contact: Rebecca Martinez
    Phone Number: 3036552316
    E-mail address:
    Website address: http://
    Brief Description: The Brighton CERT team mission is to prepare, train, and coordinate individuals and communities and to integrate with Planning, Response and Recovery efforts in the local and regional area.

    Name of Program: Littleton CERT
    Geographic Area: Littleton
    Point of Contact: Mickey Kempf
    Phone Number: 3038866032
    E-mail address:
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    Brief Description: This is a yearly training program designed to ensure that Littleton citizens are safe, secure and able to respond to unforeseen incidents that could impair or diable our community.

    Name of Program: City of Fort Collins
    Geographic Area: Rolland Moore/Quail Hollow Neighborhoods
    Point of Contact: Michael Gavin
    Phone Number: 9704162878
    E-mail address:
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    Brief Description: Neighborhood CERT’s

    Name of Program: Rolland Moore Neighborhood CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Fort Collins
    Point of Contact: Howard Lauren
    Phone Number: 9704162878
    E-mail address:
    Brief Description: Rolland Moore CERT is centered in the Rolland Moore Neighborhood to assist citizens and responders in that area of the community.

    Name of Program: Canon City High School Teen SERT
    Geographic Area: Fremont County
    Point of Contact: Steve Morrisey
    Phone Number: 7192767422
    E-mail address:
    Brief Description: Following the core CERT curriculum (45 hours), the Teen SERT program has three main goals: (1) to provide students with a knowledge base on the effects of disasters and their emotional, social, and economic impacts; (2) to build decision-making and problem-solving skills and strategies to help students make informed decisions regarding readiness, response and recovery and mitigation efforts to reduce loss of life and property; and (3) to provide students with hands-on training using reality-driven drills and exercises. This course also introduces students to many career options available in the service professions.

    Name of Program: Douglas County CERT
    Geographic Area: Douglas County
    Point of Contact: Cherie Abbott
    Phone Number: 3036607589
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    Name of Program: Belmont Emergency Response
    Geographic Area: Pueblo County, COLO
    Point of Contact: Hubert Johnson
    Phone Number: 7194043731
    E-mail address:

    Name of Program: City of Lone Tree CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Lone Tree
    Point of Contact: Ted Bathauer
    Phone Number: 3033398159
    E-mail address:
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    Brief Description: The City of Lone Tree Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood, workplace or other areas following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also support the Lone Tree Police Department in emergency response by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in the Lone Tree community.

    Name of Program: Ft Lupton CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Ft Lupton Co/ Weld County
    Point of Contact: Maria Moll
    Phone Number: 3038574011
    E-mail address:
    Brief Description: Volunteer Program for CERT members in Ft Lupton, Co.

    Name of Program: Montezuma County CERT
    Geographic Area: Montezuma County and Ute Mountain Ute reservation
    Point of Contact: Doug Parker
    Phone Number: 9705652568
    E-mail address:
    Website address: preparedness
    Brief Description: Montezuma County CERT was organized in 2006, consisting of approximately 20 members who completed the basic CERT training. There are currently 15 active members. In 2010 we will be recruiting and training at least 10 new members. The mission statement of Montezuma County CERT: The Mission of the Montezuma County CERT is summed up as “Neighbor Helping Neighbor.” Our goal is to save lives and ease the suffering that accompanies times of disaster. During a man-made or natural emergency CERT members will provide assistance to First Responders, Fire Departments, Law Enforcement agencies and the broader community. We are committed to education, training and practice to prepare ourselves and our community for such emergencies.

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