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Redding CERT Training Starts Feb. 28

Redding is looking to add 10 to 15 new members to its CERT team.
Redding is looking to add 10 to 15 new members to its CERT team. Photo Credit:

REDDING, Conn. - Redding's chapter of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is recruiting new members and will start a training program Feb. 28.

The Redding chapter, established in 2006, has participated in response to Hurricane Sandy and other recent storms. "It was a key component of the recovery phase," said Redding Health Director Doug Hartline, who coordinates the CERT team. "We assisted in opening and running the shelters and warming stations and distributing food and water."

He said Redding CERT has assisted in all recent storms that knocked out power.

"When first responders need backup, we can be called in," he said.

Residents are trained in a number of areas to earn certification to join CERT.

Four first-aid training sessions are scheduled beginning Feb. 28. Other sessions, devoted to disaster preparedness, terrorism and disaster psychology and search and rescue will be held March 2, 7 and 14.

Hartline said there are currently 25 members of Redding CERT, with a need for 10 to 15 more.

To sign up for CERT training, call Hartline at 203-938-2559 or send email to

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