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New Fairfield is looking for additional members to volunteer their time to become a member of the Community Emergency Response Team. In 95% of emergencies, the victim, or a bystander provides the first assistance on the scene.  The CERT team responsibilities include identifying hazards in the home and workplace, assisting emergency responders, conducting light search and rescue, set up medical treatment areas, assisting at a shelter, supporting the EOC, non emergency community support and more. The training, materials and equipment will all be provided. CERT volunteers are trained to respond safely, responsibly and effectively in an emergency situation.  Training on various topics will be conducted via ZOOM.

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