The Towns of Brewster, Orleans, Chatham, and Harwich (BOCH) have formed a regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT volunteers will be trained using classroom and hands-on practical evolutions to respond safely, responsibly, and effectively to emergency situations in a strategy designed to supplement the response efforts of the communities’ professional public safety personnel during man-made and natural disasters. The team will also be used to provide logistical and management support during non-emergency events such as parades, town meetings, storm shelter administration, road races, cooling/warming shelter operations, volunteer recruitment, and emergency operations center functions in the Towns on an as needed basis. Upon completion of the mandatory basic certification training members will be provided with a CERT backpack consisting of personal emergency response safety gear and identification badges. Monthly training will also be held in order to ensure members maintain a high level of operational and deployment readiness. The team is open to individuals 16 years of age and older.
BOCH CERT Training Course
Class dates: October 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 & 29 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Chatham Fire Station
135 Depot Road
Team applications are available at the Brewster Fire and Police Departments and Town Hall Select Board office or on line at the Town of Brewster, Brewster Fire Department, and Brewster Police Department websites.
Brewster residents shall mail completed applications by September 24, 2019 to:
Fire Chief Robert Moran
Brewster Fire Department
1671 Main Street
Brewster, MA 02631
Residents of the Town of Brewster may contact the following individuals for further information regarding this exciting community oriented volunteer program.
Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director Robert Moran firstname.lastname@example.org
Police Chief Heath Eldredge email@example.com