We are excited to say that we have scheduled our Spring CERT new member training. Training classes will run from March 17 – April 2. We will be holding classes in our CERT headquarters at the John Pettibone Community Center.
You can give back to your community by joining CERT.
The weeknight evening classes start at 18:30 (6:30), Saturday class 08:30.
All new trainees will be asked to compete Online Course IS-317 before training begins. You make take the course as early as you like, to get an overview of what CERT is about.
“Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams,” IS-317, is an independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those wanting to complete training or as a refresher for current team members. It takes between six and eight hours to complete the course. Those who successfully finish it will receive a certificate of completion. It has six modules with topics that include:
- Introduction to CERT
- Fire Safety
- Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents
- Disaster Medical Operations
IS-317 can be taken by anyone interested in CERT. However, to become a CERT volunteer, one must complete the classroom training offered by a local government agency such as the emergency management agency, fire or police department. or CERT Team. Let us know if you are interested in taking CERT training.
Click here to take the course.
New Milford CERT offers many ways to be involved and receive additional training and drills. Our monthly meetings usually involve some type of training or skill refreshing. While not required, we recommend that active members attend at least 8 monthly meetings or non-emergency/ emergency activations, and 2 CERT training or drills each year. Some of these activations can be in a shelter activation,, our booth at Village Fair days, our roles at Trick or Trunk or other various activities, and assisting Fire Departments with our Firefirhgter Rehab Van. We also participate in Emergency Services Drills when asked and run our own CERT practice drills. There are plenty of ways to participate.
We hope that you will join us in learning more about being prepared and how to help your community.
Please email info @ newmilfordcert.com to register or ask questions, or reach out to us on Facebook!