Every CERT volunteer takes part in a comprehensive, 9-part training program over the course of several months. The program was adopted and modified by FEMA in the mid-90s to become a nationwide program designed to help communities and their citizens respond to natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. In addition to acting as first responders, CERTs also help residents prepare for emergencies with information and guidelines on how to develop family emergency plans, create their own emergency preparedness kits, and safeguard their property against storm damage and other disasters.
To obtain emergency planning guidelines materials, email us or call the Emergency Management number below.
Resources can also be found at www.ready.gov To reach police, fire, rescue and public works personnel for non-emergency information and assistance, contact the appropriate department directly:
Emergency Mgt. 508-210-5650
Public Works: 508-210-5550
For information on Massachusetts safety guidelines, regulations, and assistance, contact the Mass. Emergency Management Agency:
For information on federal safety guidelines, regulations, and assistance, contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency: