Members of the East Hampton Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) will have a booth at the East Hampton High School Project Graduation Health & Wellness Fair and Farmers’ Market this Saturday.
CERT members will be available to answer questions about the CERT program and sign up potential new members. CERT volunteers are trained to provide local, immediate support to emergency responders during a disaster. These volunteers support professional emergency responders by performing duties such as shelter management, crowd control, and assistance in evacuations. They also help year-round with preparedness outreach, drills, and fire safety education.
The East Hampton CERT is lead by Rich Klotzbier, East Hampton’s Emergency Management Director. A new training class will be forming soon.
CERT members will also be signing residents up for the East Hampton Emergency ALERT program. This program allows East Hampton emergency personnel to alert residents and business owners to emergencies, weather warnings, town closings, road alerts, crime bulletins and town events. Residents choose the method(s) used to alert them.
More information about the CERT and ALERT programs can be found online at the East Hampton town website at www.easthamptonct.gov.
The Health & Wellness Fair is being held at the East
Hampton High School on Maple Street from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. More information about the Fair can be found in another posting here on Patch.