Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Help your Community during an Emergency: Join the Trumbull Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Building a Team
The Emergency Management Department is in the process of building a team of volunteers that want to contribute to the safety and well-being of the community we live and work in. We are asking Trumbull citizens to step up and use their skills to help their community. We will start the program by properly training all volunteers in all aspects of the program.
CERT is a national program overseen by FEMA. This training will provide each member with basic training to prepare for and survive both natural and manmade disasters. These skills build your individual resiliency during a hazardous event, allowing the member to protect and train their family and ultimately to assist their neighbors. The Trumbull Emergency Management Director will call out the CERT team for both natural disasters and town events.
The Trumbull CERT will operate as a coordinated Team to assist the Town of Trumbull. The Trumbull Emergency Management Director will call upon the CERT team to respond to the needs of the community. In some instances we may be asked to assist other communities in our area. In all cases the CERT member will be fully briefed and directed to perform specific duties. Even though everyone is trained for all tasks and may have to perform each one at some point the Emergency Management Director's goal is to find what your strength is and to put you in a position that you will excel in and enjoy performing.
All CERT members must be trained to assist in the community. Training courses are periodically conducted. At the end of the program, the member receives a certificate of completion which certifies them as CERT members. In addition to the basic CERT course, the members will be trained in basic shelter operations to include animal sheltering.
If you are interested, please email Megan Murphy, Emergency Management Director. Please include your name, cell phone, home phone and address in the email for registration purposes.