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The Town of New Fairfield Office of Emergency Management is recruiting volunteers to form a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The May 15 storm reinforced our need for a team of trained volunteers to assist town officials and first responders in the event of an emergency.

posted Oct 15, 2018, 11:50 AM by Patricia Del Monaco
CERT duties can range from supporting the emergency shelter, assisting the Emergency Management Director, directing traffic, assessing storm damage and community outreach. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and willing to participate in 20 hours of training, including classroom training, hands on training and emergency response exercises. You will learn skills that will help you take care of your family, your neighborhood and your community. No prior experience is needed, just the desire to serve the community in time of need. The CERT application can be found on the Town website at www.newfairfield.org. Under the Municipal Departments tab, click on Emergency Management and CERT Application. Please submit your application by October 27, 2018. If you have any questions you can email the emergency Management Director at oem@newfairfield.org or call 203-312-5723.