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.
CERT Class 16-01
CERT Class 16-02
National Preparedness Month 2016
September is National Preparedness Month which serves as a reminder that we must take actions to prepare now and throughout the year for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and play.
2016 Weekly Themes and Information
Week 1: Aug. 28 - Sept. 3 Kickoff to National Preparedness Month
- Find resources to promote NPM at: www.ready.gov/september
Week 2: Sept. 4 - 10 Preparing Family & Friends
Week 3: Sept. 11-17 Preparing Through Service
- Honor 9/11 by Getting involved in your community & planning with neighbors.
Week 4: Sept. 18-24 Individual Preparedness
- Take individual steps to prepare for a disaster today like downloading the FEMA app or enrolling in Community Emergency Response Training (CERT).
Week 5: Sept. 25-30 Lead up to National PrepareAthon Day
- Be counted and register your preparedness event for National PrepareAthon Day!
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.
- Get all the tips and information you need at Ready.gov
- Register your cell phone for emergency notifications
Seasonal storms can cause flooding in Scottsdale. During these storms, the city may make sand and sandbags available to help residents protect their property.