Initial Training - 20 hours

The next Basic CERT training course is scheduled to start in October 2018

Here is the schedule:

Day Date Time
Wednesday Oct. 24 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday Oct.  27 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday Nov. 3 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday Nov.  7 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday Nov. 10 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM



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


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.