Hamden CERT Basic Training & Ongoing Classes

HPD, 911 Central Training Class

Another example of our Ongoing Monthly Training, "Thank you Hamden Police Department"

On Thursday evening, June 17th, 25 of our Hamden CERT Members attended our regular monthly training meeting. We were honored to have Hamden Police Sergeant Mike Doherty (Central Communications Supervisor) conduct a class along with Central Communications Telecommunicator Matt Erff, on the operations of the 911 Communications Division. 

Mike and Matt did a great job of enlightening all of us on how 911 calls are processed and what to expect when calling 911 for a medical emergency or any other incident. We also spoke of how our CERT Program can be used to assist the Hamden Police Department in some special operations to assist their department and the well-being of our community members. Thank you again to  Sergeant Doherty and Matt for a very interesting and informative evening!


Mental Health FA Class August 18 GroupHamden CERT Members Certify as "Mental Health First Responders!"

During the 2 days of August 29th & 30th, 2018, 20 Hamden CERT Members took an 8 hour course and became certified as Mental Health First Responders.

This 2 day class instructed our members to recognize, support and protect any individual who may be experiencing a mental health emergency. This training will also help our members who will be assisting our community during major emergencies like weather related disasters, operating at an Emergency Shelter  or assisting individuals who are impacted by any unsettling incident that may take them out of their customary routine. Thank you to our members who took the time to learn the skills necessary to improve our services to our community. 


Next Hamden CERT Basic Training Class will be starting in February 2022!  

CERT Training gives you the skills and equipment to prepare for emergencies and be able to protect yourselves, your family, friends and neighbors. Completed and signed applications must be received by the Office of the Fire Chief, 2372 Whitney Avenue, 2nd Floor, Hamden, Ct. 06518 either in person or mailed.

How to Submit Your Application:

  1. Download the Application: From our website at www.hamdencert.com.
  2. Fill the Required Application Fields
  3. Mail your completed application to: Office of the Fire Chief, 2nd Floor, 2372 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518




CPR and AED Training are just 2 of the subjects that are part of the continued, ongoing training for CERT Members.


CERT Members regularly undergo CPR, AED Training and Recertification. A special thanks goes out to Hamden Fire Chief Merwede and also to Assistant Fire Chief Lubowicki for their efforts to conduct these trainings. 

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All Hamden CERT Members who have completed the basic training class have the opportunity to attend ongoing training for Advanced First Aid, CPR/AED, Stop the Bleed and other training sessions throughout the 






CPR and AED Training are just 2 of the subjects that are part of the continued, ongoing training for CERT Members.


CERT Members regularly undergo CPR, AED Training and Recertification. A special thanks goes out to Hamden Fire Chief Merwede and also to Assistant Fire Chief Lubowicki for their efforts to conduct these trainings. 

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