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New Fairfield seeks volunteers for CERT

The Town of New Fairfield Office of Emergency Management is recruiting volunteers to form a Community Emergency Response Team. Officials say the May 15 storm reinforced the need for a team of trained volunteers to help first responders in the event of an emergency. CERT duties can range from supporting the emergency shelter, 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.  The CERT application can be found on the New Fairfield Town website and must be submitted by today.


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