Certified Response Team

Certified Response Team

Certified Response Team (CRT)

The Certified Response Team (CRT) handles after-hours emergency response responsibilities for the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA).

The CRT Coordinator assists in the management of CRT under the direction of the Response Branch Manager.

In cooperation with the Response Branch Manager, the CRT Duty Officer receives emergency alerts, issues warnings and instructions to the public, and coordinates with local emergency officials.

CRT Duty Officers and Deputy Duty Officers are entrusted to:

  • activate the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) as directed;
  • provide 24/7/365 customer service to DEMA’s federal, state, local and tribal emergency response partners; and
  • staff the SEOC after hours as needed.


To contact the on-call Duty Officer, call (602) 469-3401.

To log onto DEMA’s Web-based Emergency Operations Center, visit  WebEOC.