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Emergency Preparedness

The city of Scottsdale’s Emergency Manager oversees the city’s preparation for disasters and emergencies and coordinates large-scale emergency responses.

Community Emergency Response Training

Scottsdale’s Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) are citizens who have volunteered to receive basic emergency response skills training so they can better assist their families, friends and neighbors.

The CERT program trains the community in basic disaster prevention and response skills such as disaster preparedness, fire suppression, disaster medical operations, search and rescue, organization and disaster psychology.

This six-week course culminates in a disaster simulation. Classes are hands-on, intensive, and designed to offer students decision making and practical skills needed to safely assist families, neighbors and coworkers in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Upcoming Classes

CERT Class 17-01

Dates: 2017 - Feb. 23, Mar. 2, Mar. 9, Mar. 16, Mar. 23, Mar. 30, Apr. 1
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(Final Class and Scenario will be 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Apr. 1, 2017)
Location: Tom Hontz Police and Fire Training Facility,
911 N. Stadem Drive,
Tempe, 85281 
Register

CERT Class 17-02

Dates: 2017 - Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 4
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(Final Class and Scenario will be 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Nov. 4, 2017)
Location: Tom Hontz Police and Fire Training Facility,
911 N. Stadem Drive,
Tempe, 85281 
Register
CERT training is free, but pre-registration is mandatory as class size is limited.

CERT Basic Training Refresher

Have you attended a CERT Basic Training Class, and would like refresher training on the skills you learned? The Cities of Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale have teamed up to provide a Free 4-hour CERT Refresher Training Program to review the basics of CERT response and give CERT Training Graduates an opportunity for some hands-on practice that many have not had since they attended the CERT Basic Training course.

Topics include:

  • Disaster Medical Basics
  • Search and Rescue Techniques
  • Debris Removal and Victim Rescue (Cribbing)

Please join us at the Tempe Fire Department Training Center at 1340 E. University Drive, Tempe AZ, 85281  (On Dorsey Lane north of University) for 4-hours of classroom and practical hands-on CERT basics to brush up on your skills and be more prepared in case you need them during an emergency.

CERT Basic Training Refresher

Dates: June 10, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. – noon (Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m.)
Location: Tempe Fire Department Training Center
1340 E. University Dr.
Tempe, 85281 
Register
CERT Basic Training Refresher is free, but pre-registration is mandatory as class size is limited.

HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY PREPAREDNESS

Prepare your home and be self-sufficient

While the city of Scottsdale is prepared to respond to the full range of emergency situations, you, your family and your pets should be prepared to go without assistance for several days should a major disaster strike.

Sandbags

Seasonal storms can cause flooding in Scottsdale. During these storms, the city may make sand and sandbags available to help residents protect their property.

When available, sandbag information and pickup location will be posted on the homepage.

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Office of Emergency Management 
Brent Olson - Emergency Manager
P: 480-312-1886
BOlson@ScottsdaleAZ.gov