The Town of New Fairfield is looking for volunteers to form a Community Emergency Response Team. The Office of Emergency Management says the May 15th storm reinforced the need for a team of trained volunteers to assist town officials and first responders in the event of an emergency. CERT duties can range from supporting the emergency shelter, assisting the Emergency Management Director, 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 and hands on training, and emergency response exercises. No prior experience is needed. The CERT application can be found on the New Fairfield Town website and must be submitted by October 27th.