The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), is a regional collaboration between Ellington, Somers and Vernon designed to ready volunteers to help in disaster situations by initial training for several months and undergoing hours of classroom training each year in light search and rescue, terrorism awareness, first aid, triage, sheltering and commodity distribution. CERT graduates are trained in situational awareness and recognizing when professional assistance is necessary, helping mitigate hazards performed by spontaneous volunteers acting in similar situations.



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Anyone interested in becoming involved with CERT, or that have further questions, are able to contact Al Sheridan (Deputy EMD and CERT Coordinator) by E-Mail.



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