Routt County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Are you looking for a way to get involved in the community AND be more prepared in case of an emergency? Routt County Emergency Management is looking for volunteers to join the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)!

Routt County CERT is a group of community members prepared to help themselves and their neighbors in the first few hours or days of an emergency when first responders may not be immediately available.

CERT members will learn about disaster preparedness and receive free training on basic disaster response skills such as first aid, fire safety, evacuation and sheltering operations, and damage assessments. The average monthly time commitment is 2-5 hours, though more time may be needed during emergencies.

As a member of CERT, you may be asked to help run a shelter or an evacuation center in case of a wildfire or other event threatening our community. After a disaster, you may be asked to help complete damage assessments in impacted areas. If you're great at organizing, you may be asked to assist with donations management or volunteer coordination. You'll learn basic skills to make sure you, your family, and your neighbors are safe and cared for in the event of an emergency. If any of this sounds interesting to you, we encourage you to reach out to learn how you can get involved.

Contact Blake Kelly, CERT Volunteer Coordinator, at to learn more or get started today! 

We're looking forward to having you join our cause!

Additional Resources:
- Learn more about CERT from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
- CERT Training Overview
- View the CERT Basic Training Participant Manual

Watch this 30-second video about what to expect from CERT!

Community Emergency Response Team