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Any Hamden resident 18 years or older, neighborhood watch, community organization, place of worship, school staff, workplace employees and other groups may take the training. No special skills are required, just the willingness to learn the skills necessary to survive a disaster. All residents are encouraged to attend the training.
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Contact the Hamden Fire Department at 203-407-5880 or via the webpage at www.hamdencert.com for becoming a team member.
Visit the Hamden CERT Webpage about our 2 Basic CERT Classes that are held each year at the Dunbar Hill Fire Station #8. (www.hamdencert.com)
There are 8 – 2.5 hour sessions that are held for each class. By FEMA Standards, each class must cover 20 hours of instruction for FEMA Certification.
The classes are taught by Certified CERT Instructors & trained emergency personnel, including firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers and Emergency Medical Personnel. Training consist of:
CERT Training is provided free of charge within the state to anyone 18 years of age or older.