The Manchester C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) is looking for new members.
What is CERT? It’s a team of over 100 individual citizens trained to help the Town in case of an emergecncy when all other responders are either tied up or unable to respond. The team is comprised of 5 major sub teams, Communications Team (ham radio operators), Shelter Management Team (operates the emergency shelters in Town), the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) Support Team, the Search and Rescue Team (goes out on Case Mountain to help find lost or hurt persons on Case Mountain) and Fire/Police, who assist the Police and Fire departments at accident scenes and other emergency scenes by controlling traffic and making the area safe for the responders to operate. Also, the team learns how to take care of their family and neighbors during a weather related emergency.
What do I have to do to become a team member? It’s easy just register for the training class. The class goes for 8 Thursday nights from 6:30 PM to about 9:30 each night, beginning on February 17, 2011.
If you are interested in taking the class or want more information, please contact Donald Janelle (team coordinator) at 860-647-5259 anytime during business hours. If no one answers, please leave a message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.