March 2023 CERT Training
Starting on March 6, 2023, the City of Danbury Department of Health & Human Services, with the Office of Emergency Management, will be hosting Community Emergency Response Team training sessions.
The CERT program is a nationally supported, locally implemented initiative that teaches people how to better prepare themselves for hazards that may affect their communities.
CERT trains the public in disaster response skills such as team organization, "Stop the Bleed" certification, Narcan
training, fire safety, and light search and rescue.
About the CERT Team
Danbury has a strong team who is well prepared in the event of an emergency. Staff members are well informed of emergency response plans. Our team is very welcoming to volunteers. We continue to recruit and train individuals to join the volunteer force.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): The CERT volunteers are trained to prepare for disasters their community may face by learning to safely respond to hazards and organize basic disaster response. The City of Danbury hosts CERT training programs throughout the year. All participants must be over 18 years of age, and we highly recommend those who are interested complete the following courses prior to attending the training: FEMA IS-315 and FEMA IS-317.