CPATS

Crisis Prevention And Training Services, LLC

Family Emergency Preparedness Course


Here in Colorado we have many potential emergencies: wildfires, blizzards, floods, tornadoes, crime, etc.  We have created a course to teach you to be self-sufficient and prepared for a variety of short-term emergencies. This course is designed to be both practical and useful.

Cost:  $75.00 (spouse free)

Materials:  Jam-packed 3-Ring binder (one per paid student);  sample freeze-dried foods at lunch break
Course Length:  8 Hours


Basic Preparedness
Be ready for any emergency! We will teach you how to prepare a 72 hour kit for you and your family to use at home or away. You will also learn how to set up emergency plans with your loved ones.


  • Why Make a Family Plan?
  • How do we connect in case in of an emergency?
  • How to build a 72 hour kit/"Go kit"
  • Money for Emergencies: What do I need?
  • Situational awareness training for emergencies


In-Home Security
Learn how to make your home a safe haven for you and your family. Here you will learn basic strategies on armed and unarmed self-defense to keep your home and family members safe and secure. Lessons include suggestions and information on weapons to use in the home for protection and safety for all.


  • Situational Awareness for self-defense
  • Unarmed Self Defense basics
  • Home Security strategies
  • Armed Home Defense
  • When to shelter-in-place/when to “Bug-out”


Self-Sufficiency
What will you need to take care of yourself and your loved ones for a few months? This course will teach you how and what to store in case of a longer emergency.  We will share current research regarding water and alternative energy sources for emergencies.


  • Learn how to stock a “deep pantry.”
  • Water storage and purification
  • Simple affordable alternative energy systems
  • Backyard homesteading ideas
  • How to assess your needs and resources
  • Considerations for building a support network


Testimonials from recent class participants:

“Great class; this will help us prepare for whatever!  Thank you for your time and professional input.”
          Rick & Cathy S.

“Teri & Mike,
This class has been awesome!  We never expected to be so well informed and that there was this much information to obtain and consider.  You two did a phenomenal job with so much info to handle!  Thanks ever so much – we’ve told a lot of people about the class!”

          Jeanne R.


“This has been an amazing class.  I am light-years ahead of where I was in the beginning of the class.  I feel like my family is a little bit safer in the event of an emergency.  Thank you, Mike and Teri!
          Greg P.


“The emergency preparedness class has been a huge blessing to me.  I learned how to be safe and prepared.  I learned many things that I never would have thought about, especially how to be ready for an emergency.”
          Gwen C.


“I know both the instructors are very well-informed and have taught the class many things I’ve never leaerned about.”  
          Cindy W.


“Great class! Helped us feel secure in being prepared for an emergency!  Practical, ‘real world’ steps to help us survive any disaster that could come our way.”
         Andy & Celina B.


“This class has both raised preparedness levels for a crisis and the calmness that one has through the Lord – great class!”
           David R.


“This was a great class! TONS of info – may need to take the course again to catch what I missed!

          Phil R.