Community Emergency Response Team
Littleton Volunteer Corps Serves as the town’s CERT team. We strive to provide area residents and first responders with a trained and organized resource for hazard mitigation, emergency response support, disaster response and safety education.
The CERT program offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks. The CERT functions are performed by the Littleton Volunteer Corps under the oversight of the town’s Fire Chief / Emergency Management Director.
In the event of a major disaster, Fire and Police services that are normally able to respond at a moment's notice may be delayed, sometimes for an extended period of time. Factors such as: call volume, on-going dangerous weather, road blockages, communication and infrastructure failures can inhibit emergency services during the initial phases of a large-scale emergency. During this time, it can be vital for citizens to be able to initiate their own emergency response until professional services can reach you. Littleton’s CERT is a group of volunteers trained to support a need for immediate assistance. Examples include, but are not limited to, shelter operations, first responder rehab, community emergency points of distribution, light search and rescue, basic first aid, assistance in crowd or traffic management, support of emergency dispensing sites, vaccination clinics and emergency operations planning.
Volunteers are truly the backbone of our organization. If you would like to help please contact the Littleton Volunteer Corps at email@example.com for more information on how to volunteer. Volunteers from any walk of life are eagerly accepted. It is easy to join and take your place on our team dedicated to helping community, family and friends.
More information on CERT is available at the FEMA website. Questions regarding Littleton's CERT team can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org