The mission of the Westport Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a division
of the Emergency Management Directorate, is to serve Westport, and provide a way for members to serve their community
by supporting the local emergency service agencies in disaster, crisis and emergency response, and by promoting safety education,
emergency and disaster preparedness. In all activities, the safety of CERT members is the first priority.
Westport CERT provided excellent support at the Westport Emergency
Shelters during Storms Irene and Sandy.
Eighteen volunteers graduated during the 2011 "CERT Weekend" Basic Training Class. Seventeen graduates joined Westport CERT.
Nine volunteers graduated during
the 2013 "CERT Weekend"
Class held from May 3rd to May 5th, 2013.
Information about the upcoming Fall 2013 CERT Basic
Training Class will be provided soon. You may also call (203) 226-0780.
BASIC TRAINING Class on Emergency Preparedness includes topics such as First Aid, CPR, AED, Disaster Preparedness,
Medical Operations, Emergency Shelters, Fire Safety, Search and Rescue and Disaster Scenarios. Join us and be better
prepared to help yourself, your family , friends and neighbors
“Preparing Your Household Emergency Plan” - Are you ready? Would you like to be better prepared when the next storm, electrical outage, or other emergency strikes? Westport
CERT holds seminars on “Preparing Your Household Emergency Plan”.
You will learn
about sheltering in place, preparing to evacuate, planning for children, those with special needs, and pets; stocking up and
maintaining supplies, what to do for your home business, computer data backup, communications with family, including your
extended family, working with your neighbors, and how to maintain and review your plan on a regular basis. If you are interested in attending, please register by calling (203) 226-0780 or send
an email to info@WestportCERT.org
Westport CERT is now on Twitter. We will be posting meeting, training and
events notices, as well as preparedness information that may be of interest to the community. Follow us @WestportCERT.
For more information about CERT, call (203) 226-0780 or
send an email
Click here to download CERT Training Flyer