As part of the President's Homeland Security plan, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs were formed across America. Windham County CERT operates under the direction of the Windham County Sheriff's Office.
Vermont communities are frequently struck by a disaster or events that can affect its citizens in one way or another. These emergency events can impact communications, transportation, utilities, and emergency response capabilities. In addition, they leave many individuals and neighborhoods cut off from essential and emergency services.
The Windham County CERT Group is made up of volunteers who are trained by certified CERT trainers. We work under the direction of the Windham County Sheriff's office in Newfane, VT in conjunction with Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security in Waterbury, VT.
Windham County CERT members offer support to emergency services by performing smaller tasks like traffic control, pedestrian safety, and public welfare checks (plus much more), in order to allow all emergency responders to carry out critical functions. We normally have 15 annual events around Windham County per year in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Wilmington, and W Dover, just to name a few locations.
The mission of the Windham County CERT program is to work in partnership with the state and local public safety agencies and the community to produce a pool of citizens trained in disaster preparedness and response to assist with non-emergency projects to provide information and a safe environment for the communities within the Windham County area and support the State of Vermont.
We are seeking individuals who are willing to volunteer and provide emergency services to assist our areas first responders. If you are interested in becoming a trained volunteer, please email us with your contact information.