CERT: NEW CANAAN COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains and equips citizens to be prepared to help themselves and their neighbors in the event of a disaster, crisis or common emergency and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, search and rescue and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations.
In addition, CERT is often requested by first responder agencies to assist with pre-planned events providing an essential resource for traffic control and pedestrian safety among many other services.
WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER – VOLUNTEER
Play a role in your community by assisting the emergency responders during a major event or disaster. Learn to be better equipped to handle a disaster in your home or workplace. Enroll in the 20 hour training program, developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) a division of the Department of Homeland Security.