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City of Phoenix CERT

Phoenix Fire Department
Date last updated: Nov 6, 2015

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: April 2004

Geographic Area: PHOENIX (Local) (85002, 85003, 85004, 85005, 85006, 85007, 85008, 85009, 85010, 85011, 85012, 85013, 85014, 85015, 85016, 85017, 85018, 85019, 85020, 85021, 85022, 85023, 85024, 85025, 85026, 85027, 85028, 85029, 85030, 85031, 85032, 85033, 85034, 85035, 85036, 85037, 85038, 85039, 85040, 85041, 85042, 85043, 85044, 85045, 85046, 85048, 85050, 85051, 85053, 85054, 85055, 85060, 85061, 85062, 85063, 85064, 85065, 85066, 85067, 85068, 85069, 85070, 85071, 85072, 85073, 85074, 85075, 85076, 85077, 85078, 85079, 85080, 85082, 85085, 85086, 85098, 85099)

Point of Contact:
Don Peyton
CERT Program Manager
Phoenix Fire Department
150 S 12th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

(602) 261-8038
(602) 534-6630 don.L.peyt
Don.L.Peyton@Phoenix.Gov

Training

On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 21 times a year.

Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 107

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 1837

Local CERT Programs offer training to the general public and/or to particular groups in the community. This CERT Program holds classes for the following groups:

  • General public / Open classes

  • Specific neighborhood groups

  • Businesses

  • Critical infrastructure sectors (e.g., utilities, public transportation)

  • Government groups

  • Faith-based organizations

  • Teens / Youth

  • Colleges / Universities

  • People with disabilities

  • Military groups

Language(s) in which the program conducts CERT training:

  • English

  • Spanish

Supplemental Training

Does this program offer or require supplemental training in addition to the CERT Basic Training Course? Yes

Supplemental training conducted, recommended, and/or required for CERT members:

  • CERT Animal Response I

  • CERT Animal Response II

  • IS-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)

  • IS-200.a ICS for Single Resources

  • IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

  • IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction

  • Amateur radio operation

  • Animals in emergencies (training other than CERT Animal Response modules)

  • Additional CBRNE awareness

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)

  • Basic first aid

  • Mass care

  • Shelter operations/management

  • Additional Search & Rescue

  • Wildland/Urban interface issues

Exercises

A total of 176 CERTs have participated in 6 exercises.

CERT in Action

Emergencies

Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:5

Types of emergencies/disasters to which the CERTs have responded:

  • Excessive heat

  • Hurricane / Coastal storm

  • Missing person search

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Sandbagging

  • Staffing Emergency Operating Center

  • Staffing shelters

  • Other - Missing Person Search

Non-Emergency Functions

Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:

  • Conduct and support emergency preparedness efforts and projects, including sharing information with the public about protective actions and encouraging them to practice

  • Public health

  • Terrorism awareness

Additional CERT Program Information