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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.

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