Ansonia, CT CERT
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It is the mission of Ansonia CERT to enhance the safety and well being of the residents of the City of Ansonia through training for disasters, educating the public in disaster preparedness and working with our Public Safety partners, Law Enforcement, Fire Service and EMS in times of need.

Ansonia Emergency Management Announcement

The Ansonia Rescue Medical Service and the Ansonia Office of Emergency Management will sponsor a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training to begin May 13, 2015. The training is free to applicants (18 years of age and older) and preference will be given to Ansonia residents, as class size is limited; senior citizens are also encouraged to participate. No experience in emergency services is required. The training focuses on disaster preparedness and emergency response skills, as well as special training to aid in sheltering during an emergency.


Proposed Training Schedule 2015

May 13, 2015

General Review

Safety Size up, Hazmat, coordination, communications

ARMS, Zdrowski

June 17, 2015

Medical Operations

Heat Related Response

ARMS, Zdrowski

July 15, 2015

Fire Suppression

Theory, Live burn practice

AFD Fire Marshall’s Office

August 19, 2015

Search & Rescue

Outdoors, safety rules, size up, search methods

ARMS, Zdrowski

September 16, 2015

Search & Rescue

Outdoors, rescue, stabilization, removal

ARMS, Zdrowski

October 14, 2015

Search & Rescue

Indoors, safety rules, size up, search methods   

ARMS, Zdrowski

November 18, 2015

Search & Rescue

Indoors, rescue methods, extrication methods

ARMS, Zdrowski

December 9, 2015

Medical Operations

Triage procedures & practice

ARMS, Zdrowski


All sessions will be held at ARMS HQ, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Please bring your CERT equipment

Dress appropriately

Safety First and Always

We are very excited to host our second CERT class at ARMS. The initial group of CERT members are very active and will play a vital role in the leadership of new team members. We are ready to bring Ansonia CERT to the next level with our new members!” said Jared Heon, Chief of Ansonia Rescue Medical Services.

The Community Emergency Response Team is a program of the Citizen Corps, a nationwide program supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. The purpose of CERT and the Citizen Corps is to train community members in emergency preparedness to support local emergency responders as volunteers with disaster relief and community safety. The Ansonia Citizen Corps will work with the City of Ansonia’s Office of Emergency Management.

The State-approved curriculum for basic training includes Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, CERT Organization, Disaster Psychology, and Terrorism. In addition, classes will be given in sheltering, which is critical when people need to be evacuated to a local shelter.

For more information and registration forms: contact Assistant Chief David Geloso, (ACERT) Coordinator, at or by telephone at (203) 410-7372. Applications are available at Ansonia City Hall, Town & City Clerk’s Office, Ansonia Rescue & Medical Service Headquarters, Ansonia Police Department or online on our volunteer page or Applications should be dropped off at the Ansonia Rescue Medical Services Headquarters or mailed to: ACERT, PO Box 149, Ansonia CT 06401 no later than February 21, 2014 as advanced registration is required.

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