Initial Training - 20 hours

The next Basic CERT training course is scheduled to start in October 2017

Here is the schedule:

Day Date Time
Wednesday Oct. 11 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Wednesday Oct. 18 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Wednesday Oct.  25 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday Oct. 28 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday Nov.  1 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday Nov. 4 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Training run by New Canaan and Wilton CERT.  Class location alternates between the two towns.  


The 6 sessions of the basic training cover:

Introduction to Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Medical Operations

Incident Command, Team Organization

Disaster Psychology

Terrorism & Sheltering in Place

Fire Suppression & Light Search and Rescue


Before Starting the Course

Participants will need to complete a registration form and a Hold Harmless form.  Completed forms can be emailed to or can be mailed to the New Canaan Police Station.


Upon Completion of the Course

Participants who successfully complete the full curriculum have the opportunity to volunteer as members of New Canaan CERT.  Members of New Canaan CERT are provided with a backpack, basic disaster gear, a Town Identification Card, and can participate in additional training sessions.