Be prepared for the unexpected
The Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) volunteer program educates you about the types of hazards that can affect our transit system and communities. Using the skills learned in training, demonstrations, and exercises, CERT members can provide critical support to professional responders by providing immediate assistance to victims and organizing spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site.
The three-day course trains people in emergency preparedness and basic disaster skills including fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
2015 training schedule
To become a CERT volunteer, you must complete all three training classes. Upon completion of the courses, you’ll receive your certification of completion and a CERT backpack filled with safety supplies and equipment.
- January 2015 Series
Terrorism - January 17
Medical - January 24
Fire - January 31
- March 2015 Series
Terrorism - March 7
Medical - March 21
Fire - March 28
- May 2015 Series
Terrorism - May 2
Medical - May 9
Fire - May 16
- July 2015 Series
Terrorism - July 11
Medical - July 18
Fire - July 25
- September 2015 Series
Terrorism - September 12
Medical - September 19
Fire - September 26
- October 2015 Series
Terrorism - October 10
Medical - October 17
Fire - October 24
Classes are held on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the RTD administrative offices located at 1600 Blake Street, Rooms T&D in Denver. Meals are not provided. Attire is casual.
CERT volunteer requirements
To join CERT, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a U.S. citizen, 18 years or older
- Be a RTD bus or light rail rider
- Pass a background check
- Make a two-year commitment to the program
- Complete a free three-day training session
- Be able to participate in one training exercise per year
- Be available to assist with any RTD bus or light rail system emergency
Signup for CERT today
Want to apply to be a part of CERT?
Fill out the following form and background check consent and we'll be in contact.
Success! Please submit the background check consent form to complete your application. A CERT coordinator will be in touch soon to schedule your class registration.
Please print and complete the background check consent form and return to RTD. Submission instructions are included on the form.
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