Community Emergency Response Team

For more information, please download the CERT Information [Powerpoint file]

The Bethel CERT team has over 30 residents with varying skills, education, and expertise that have completed the Basic CERT Course.

Areas that the CERT members will assist Town agencies include: Disaster Response, Emergency Operations Center staffing, Health Emergency Response, Shelter Set up and Management, Animal Sheltering, and Disaster Preparedness Public Education.

CERT is a training program that prepares you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a disaster. During an incident, emergency service personnel may not be able to reach everyone right away. By getting trained in CERT, you will have the skills to help emergency responders save lives and protect property.

The initial training program includes fire safety, disaster preparedness, disaster psychology, terrorism, and first aid.

For more information on the National CERT program click the CERT link

For more info:
Contact Thomas Galliford at 203-794-8522 or email

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See Bethel CERT in action at their training sessions: