The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
The mission of Enfield CERT is to provide critical support at emergency incidents, thus enabling emergency responders to conduct their primary responsibilities. This form of support focuses on several areas, to include, but not be limited to:
EOC HAM radio operators
Perimeter control and trafficking of both vehicles and people at events / incidents
Enfield CERT is looking for new members interested in volunteering for the Town of Enfield in an emergency. Enfield CERT will establish, manage and run shelters when we have natural disasters in our town, power outages or anything else which will affect a section or group of our town adversely. Enfield CERT also provides staffing for EOC. Enfield CERT also trains in a multitude of disciplines to support our town's First Responders so that they can continue with their primary function.