Class Schedule

Current Classes


We are pleased to announce CCRET has been offered a training partnership with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus. The university is supporting of our effort to provide Emergency Preparedness Training to the general public at no expense.

Classes will be held the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Please note there has been a building and classroom change for the rest of this series.

The new classroom is HSEB C401. If you’re not familiar with the UA Downtown Campus, it’s the Health Sciences Education Building – the copper building immediately to the north of Building Two (where the class was held previously), Room 401, 4th Floor, South wing. Folks will need to check in with Security.

The street address is 435 N. 5th Street Phoenix AZ.

Click here for parking locations.

Doors open at 6 pm, classes start promptly at 6:30 pm, and depending on subject matter, will conclude between 8:00 and 8:30 pm.

Our 2018 curriculum has been structured to give attendees the ability to formulate a preparedness plan in its entirety.

May 8, 2018 – Making a Preparedness Plan

Being prepared starts with a good preparedness plan. This class will explain the basic dynamics in creating a Personal Preparedness Plan, including:

  • The Role of Government and Types of Assistance
  • Types of Plans for Sheltering in Place and Evacuations
  • Emergency Communications Plan
  • Creating your own personal plan
  • 9 Steps to a Basic Plan

June 12, 2018 – Emergency Water Treatment and Storage

At the top of your list should be water storage. We’ll discuss how to treat water in emergencies and methods for storing water. We also cover the many contaminants found in water and how to treat for them.

  • Treating water in emergency conditions
  • Water Contaminants
  • Storing water for emergencies

July 10, 2018 – Disaster Preparedness Food Storage

Food storage is an important aspect to preparedness, but what to store? How much to store? Where to start? In this class, we answer these questions and more:

  • Food storage principles
  • Types of foods for Storage
  • Calories needed per day
  • Considerations when storing food items for intermediate & long term
  • How to choose good foods for storage

August 14, 2018 – Go Bags and Evacuation

Having to evacuate can be a very stressful time. Having a plan to evacuate can help alleviate some of that stress by knowing what to do, where to go, and how to get there. Additionally, having a good kit can mean the difference between survival and hardship.

In this class, we cover how to plan for an evacuation and explain the purpose of creating different types of kits and various tips for putting them together.

  • Reasons to evacuate
  • Planning to evacuate
  • Deciding on whether to stay or go
  • When to go, where to go
  • Why have a kit?
  • How to build a kit (Get home Bag, 72-hour kit, more)
  • The 12 main categories for survival
  • Kit content suggestions

September 11, 2018 – Building an Emergency Medical Kit

This class will explain how to create an emergency medical kit for your personal emergency needs.

  • Disaster Scenarios and Medical Kits
  • Putting together your own first aid kit
  • Content suggestions

October 9, 2018 – Preparedness for Families with Children

Preparing for disasters with children creates special challenges for parents. This class offers suggestions for including children in family preparedness plans and ways to address scary topics with them.

  • Discussing Disasters with children
  • How preparedness differs with kids
  • Different discussion strategies for age groups
  • Teaching & Training children

November 13, 2018 – Home Security Essentials

In this class, we will discuss basic home security methods and how the average home can be hardened against unauthorized entry.

  • Understanding Security Layers
  • Offer suggestions for hardening your home
  • Common methods used for unlawful entry
  • Response in a unauthorized entry scenario

December 11, 2018 – Common Preparedness Pitfalls and Mistakes

Becoming better prepared sounds easy, but many of the suggestions found online can be misleading or outright wrong. This class will openly discuss the many pitfalls individuals encounter when preparing for an emergency.

  • How to identify planning mistakes
  • Avoiding pitfalls and traps of preparing
  • Avoiding bad planning
  • Common mistakes in food storage

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions please contact us.