Community emergency response training

South Windsor - posted Nov, 19 2013

SOUTH WINDSOR - The South Windsor Office of Emergency Management will be sponsoring a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). This volunteer program will be designed to augment our community’s operational capability following a large-scale emergency or a disaster. Volunteers who are interested will be given a core basic training class, advanced training, and educational opportunities to meet the mission of the South Windsor CERT. Much of the training and education will address disaster preparedness and response, as well as hazards that may impact our community. In addition, CERT members will learn organizational, practical, and decision-making skills - to offer immediate assistance to family members, neighbors, and associates while waiting for help from other resources in the event of a disaster that overwhelms immediate response capabilities. All CERT members will be issued the necessary supplies, equipment, and uniforms upon completing their core training. Classes for this CERT program will begin in January 2014. If you are interested in becoming a South Windsor CERT member, please call Jubenal Gonzalez at 860-648-6249 or email at CERT@SouthWindsor.org.


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