There are a few seats left for the Spring training for our town's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT is a support program to assist our town's first responders (our police, fire, and emergency medical service members) with their duties when large scale emergencies or other large events happen within our town.
Monroe CERT members in the months since being activated have helped in a number of town events as well as assisting the Newtown CERT and most importantly helping at our town’s shelter during the several serious storms and power outages that have effected our town.
The following is a press release:
Training for Monroe's CERT will be held on three Saturdays in April. Training sessions will be held at the Senior Center at 235 Cutlers Farm Road as well as Monroe Fire Station 1. CERT members are trained for a total of 20 hours. There is no cost for the training or materials and all students need to be at least 18 years old.
CERT volunteers are trained in a variety of emergency skills such as disaster psychology, first aid, CPR and AED, fire safety, traffic control, hazardous materials awareness, emergency shelters, light search and rescue, disaster scenarios and terrorism.
For more information and registration form, please visit the website www.monroect.org/cert.aspx. Those interested in looking for further information should contact EMD York by email at DYork@ Monroect.org or call him at 203-650-8474 or Deputy EMD Captain Flick (203-261-3622).