WESTPORT, Conn. – Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (WVEMS) and Westport Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold a joint open house Sunday, April 24, from noon until 3 p.m. at Westport Police Headquarters.
Access is through the classroom entrance on the west side of the building.
The public is invited to learn about both organizations’ missions as emergency service providers. Meet volunteer neighbors and see what they do. Local volunteers will be on hand to offer opportunities to see the new ambulances and explain volunteering opportunities at both WVEMS and CERT.
WVEMS volunteer staff and Westport EMS ambulances, along with town personnel, respond to 911 emergency medical calls and provide pre-hospital emergency medical care. WVEMS’s essential mission in the community includes purchasing ambulances and lifesaving equipment such as heart monitors. WVEMS offers public education by providing CPR classes as well as Emergency Medical Technician and Emergency Medical Responder courses.
Westport CERT provides free training in emergency preparedness based upon a national program. Volunteer members take a 20-hour training program that covers CPR, first aid, shelter management, triage, disaster management, home safety reviews and related subjects. Westport Emergency Medical Service is a division of the Westport Police Department, and Westport CERT is part of the town's Office of Emergency Management.
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