Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

 

Established in 2012, Stamford's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using their training, CERT members are able to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event and can take a more active role in preparing their community. The program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

CERT members participate in a nationally recognized DHS training program designed to improve community preparedness in the event of a disaster. CERT members are trained in a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve. The 24-hour training course covers topics such as Introduction to Disaster Preparedness, First Aid, Light Search and Rescue, Fire Suppression and Disaster Psychology. Upon completion of their training, CERT members are then included in the emergency response resources for Stamford.

Our mission is to serve the people of Stamford by supporting the local emergency service agencies in disaster, crisis and emergency response, and by promoting safety education, emergency and disaster preparedness.

To join Stamford's CERT team, please complete the application and forward it to:

Chris Munger
Coordinator, Stamford CERT
EmailCMunger@StamfordCT.gov
Phone: 203-977-4693

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