The Longmont Community Emergency Response Team program (CERT) prepares you to help yourself, family, and your neighbors in the event of an emergency. During an incident, first responders may not be able to reach everyone right away. By getting trained in CERT you will have the skills to help those around you and protect life and property.
As a member of Longmont CERT you can respond to the Emergency Operations Center during a disaster, participate in our River Watcher program, participate in disaster drills and exercises and take additional training. CERT members are known and trusted resources to emergency responders and their communities.
Applicants must pass:
Application and background check
Criminal history check - NCIC/CCIC, fingerprints, drug screening, and driving record
Valid driver's license
Satisfactory completion of CERT Basic Training
Age requirement: all CERT members must be 18 years of age or older
Resident requirement: you do not need to live in Longmont to be part of Longmont CERT, but all activities take place in the City of Longmont
Monthly meeting: first Wednesday of the month 6pm – 8pm
Time Commitment: members are able to choose how much time they would like to dedicate to the program.
Supervision: Volunteers are supervised by the Office of Emergency Management.
The volunteer application can be returned to the Longmont Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Outreach Manager, 225 Kimbark St., Longmont, CO 80501 (2nd Floor - Administration).
If you have questions regarding this application, the volunteer program or would like to be put on the waiting list for the next basic training class please contact the Public Safety, Office of Emergency Management by email or by phone at (303) 651-8438.