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List of Massachusetts CERT's

Postby North Idaho Patriot » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:36 am

Name of Program: Leominster Emergency Management CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester, City of Leominster
Point of Contact: Charlie Coggins
Title: Emergency Management Director
Phone Number: 9785347580
E-mail address: ccoggins@leominster-ma.gov
Website address: http://www.Leominsteroem.org
Brief Description: Leominster has had an active volunteer program under Emergency Management for over fifty years. Our Program includes Auxiliary Police, Communications, EMS, Rescue Support, Rehab Support and Underwater Recovery/two cadaver dogs. We function as support to the Mid-State Mutual Aid System and have provided emergency support services as far east as Boston, South to Connecticutt, west to Springfield and north to southern NH. We have a significant amount of emergency support equipment and supplies on hand and will always be available to our neighbors and the Commonwealth's Public Safety Community.


Name of Program: Devens CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester, Devens
Point of Contact: Chief Thomas Garrity
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 9787724600
E-mail address: tgarrity@massdevelopment.com
Brief Description: Established a CERT program and trained first CERT team to help with sheltering operations.


Name of Program: Douglas CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester, Douglas
Point of Contact: Ernie Marks
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 5084763378
E-mail address: e_marks2000@yahoo.com
Brief Description: Establishing a CERT team. In middle of training. Expect to complete training in September.


Name of Program: Rockland CERT
Geographic Area: Plymouth County, Rockland
Point of Contact: Robert Bowles
Phone Number: 7818785025
E-mail address: massprof@msn.com
Brief Description: Rockland CERT and Rockland Citizen Council are in planning and start-up phases. Initial plans are for one class of 25 pending budgetary and grant money availability.


Name of Program: Scituate CERT
Geographic Area: Plymouth County, Scituate
Point of Contact: Edward Hurley
Phone Number: 7815455515
E-mail address: chief@scituatefire.org
Brief Description: Train CERT teams to protect their milies, neighbors and assist the communities when called upon.


Name of Program: Hanover C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: Plymouth County, Town of Hanover
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 7818263001
E-mail address: hanoverema@aol.com
Brief Description: Hanover has 16 trained CERT members as of January 1, 2005. We are planning on holding an additional CERT course in the Fall of 2005.


Name of Program: Marshfield CERT
Geographic Area: Plymouth County, Town of Marshfield
Point of Contact: Colonel Daniel A. Welch
Phone Number: 7818377100
E-mail address: ema02050@tiac.net
Brief Description: To train 50 persons in the CERT program so that they can assist fellow citizens and the Town in time of need.


Name of Program: Plympton CERT
Geographic Area: Plymouth County, Town of Plymouth
Point of Contact: David Rich
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 785852633
E-mail address: chief@plymptonfire.com
Website address: http://www.plymptonfire.com
Brief Description: We have been actively getting prepared to start our program by aquiring training materials and sending staff to be trained as instructors.


Name of Program: Quincy CERT
Geographic Area: Quincy Emergency Management/Naval Reserve Station 85 Sea St.
Point of Contact: Thomas Gorman, Jr.
Phone Number: 6176376011
E-mail address: tgorman@ci.quincy.ma.us
Website address: http://www.magnet.state.ma.us/mema
Brief Description: Training starting January 8, 1999, total of 40 people.


Name of Program: Winthrop CERT Team
Geographic Area: Suffolk County
Point of Contact: Joseph L Powers
Title: Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director
Phone Number: 6178463474 304
E-mail address: chiefpowers@town.winthrop.ma.us
Brief Description: To develop a program to assist public safety agencies during emergencies.


Name of Program: Stockbridge CERT Team
Geographic Area: Stockbridge
Point of Contact: Richard Wilcox
Phone Number: 4132985520
E-mail address: police@townofstockbridge.com
Website address: http://townofstockbridge.com
Brief Description: Town of Stockbridge Emergency Management CERT Team made up of volunteers from local cultural institutions, LEPC members and Emergency Management.


Name of Program: Russell CERT
Geographic Area: Town of Russell
Point of Contact: Michael A. Morrissey
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4138623345
E-mail address: chiefrfdma@yahoo.com
Brief Description: This program was developed to traing additinal personnel in emergenct medical treatment and management of emergency shelters. These "cert" members will allow our emergency responders to address higher priority situation with out lessening the level of care and guidance other individuals or groups may require. The team members will be trained in CPR,BLS first-aid, emergency shelter management, emergency management system and radio communications.


Name of Program: Ashburnham CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester, Ashburnham
Point of Contact: Chief Paul Zbikowski
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 9788274111
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: The Town of Ashburnham is in the process of establishing its first CERT program.


Name of Program: Blackstone CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester, Blackstone
Point of Contact: John Delaney
Phone Number: 5088831030
E-mail address: jdelaney@townofblackstone.org
Brief Description: Establishing a CERT program.


Name of Program: South Wachusett CERT
Geographic Area: Boylston,Holden,Sterling And West Boylston Regional CERT
Point of Contact: Matt Schicliff
Phone Number: 5088353233
E-mail address: mshircliff@westboylstonfire.org
Brief Description: The four towns of Boylston, Holden, Sterling and West Boylston has Regionalized our CERT program, as well as Keeping the Current West Boylston CERT Program which will be merged into the regional program.


Name of Program: Brookfield CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester, BROOKFIELD
Point of Contact: Kieth Karrmann, Director
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 5088677306
E-mail address: chief_martell@brookfieldfd.com


Name of Program: Charlton CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester, Charlton
Point of Contact: Carl G Ekman
Title: Emergency MAnagemnet Director
Phone Number: 5082482252
E-mail address: cekman6843@aol.com
Brief Description: Established and trained first team.


Name of Program: Belmont MA CERT
Geographic Area: Middlesex County, Belmont Massachusetts
Point of Contact: Leo J Saidnawey
Title: Director of Emergency Management
Phone Number: 6179932262
E-mail address: Lsaidnawey@town.belmont.ma.us
Website address: http://www.town.belmont.ma.us
Brief Description: The Town of Belmont is pleased to report we are completing our second round of CERT Training and, by April 27, 2004 22 students will have completed the course. Future classes will be announced as funding becomes available.


Name of Program: Everett CERT
Geographic Area: Middlesex County, City of Everett
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 6173818940
E-mail address: dbutler@ci.everett.ma.us
Brief Description: The Everett CERT Program is comprised of citizen volunteers who can be utilized to staff emergency shelters,suppliment with addtional support staff of the local EOC as well as serving the needs of the entire community during diasasters either natural or by design.


Name of Program: Melrose CERT
Geographic Area: Middlesex County, City of Melrose
Point of Contact: Edward Kelly
Phone Number: 7819794111
E-mail address: ekelly@cityofmelrose.org
Website address: http://WWW:mema.ws
Brief Description: To have fully trained and equipped personnel ready to respond when needed to all manmade or natural events. To be able to assist when needed in good times, such as neighborhood watch, looking out for our seniors and our juniors.To make our community a better community.


Name of Program: Needham CERT
Geographic Area: Norfolk County, Town of Needham Emergency Management
Point of Contact: Charles Rizzo
Phone Number: 7814557580
E-mail address: crizzo@town.needham.ma.us
Brief Description: This infomation has been submited to MEMA area two in the past.


Name of Program: Walpole CERT Program
Geographic Area: Norfolk County, Walpole
Point of Contact: Roger Turner
Phone Number: 5080660726
E-mail address: rfturner@gis.net


Name of Program: Wellesley CERT
Geographic Area: Norfolk County, Wellesley
Point of Contact: Richard DeLorie
Title: Deputy FIre Chief
Phone Number: 7812351300
E-mail address: rdelorie@ci.wellesley.ma.us


Name of Program: Brockton CERT
Geographic Area: Plymouth County, Brockton
Point of Contact: Morton Schleffer
Phone Number: 5085807871
E-mail address: BEMA@ci.brockton.ma.us


Name of Program: Halifax CERT
Geographic Area: Plymouth County, Halifax
Point of Contact: Lance Benjamino
Phone Number: 7812931752
E-mail address: LBenjamino@yahoo.com
Brief Description: The Halifax CERT Program will train residents to be prepared to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of an emergency or disaster. Participants will be encouraged to become involved in volunteer activities and further training that will make the community safer, stronger and better prepared. 1 member of the fire department, police department, and health department will be attending the train the trainer program in December. those members will then train 10 instructors to train the community.


Name of Program: Hingham CERT
Geographic Area: Plymouth County, Hingham
Point of Contact: Mark J Duff
Title: Emergency Management Director
Phone Number: 7817411416
E-mail address: deputymd@hingham-ma.com
Brief Description: In start-up.


Name of Program: Middleborough Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Plymouth County, Middleborough
Point of Contact: Cindi Hannigan
Phone Number: 5089462461
E-mail address: BO633@aol.com
Brief Description: First Information is group that is already in place working toward this new program.


Name of Program: Somerville CERT
Geographic Area: Middlesex County, City of Somerville
Point of Contact: Thomas E. Graney
Phone Number: 6176231700
E-mail address: jciccariello@ci.somerville.ma.us


Name of Program: Woburn Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Middlesex County, City of Woburn
Point of Contact: Chief Paul Tortolano
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 7819324580
E-mail address: ptortolano@ci.woburn.ma.us
Website address: http://www.ci.woburn.ma.us
Brief Description: The City of Woburn is currently establishing a CERT program to provide critical support to first responders in the event of emergencies and train committed residents to perform critical volunteer emergency response in the event of a regional tragedy. Specific training has included EMS, water rescue, and educational outreach for citizen emergency response and self help including storm/hurricane preparedness.


Name of Program: Lowell CERT Program
Geographic Area: Middlesex County, Lowell
Point of Contact: Mark Boldrighini
Phone Number: 9784595552
E-mail address: mboldrig@ci.lowell.ma.us
Brief Description: A train the trainer program was completed for MEMA for 20 students.Three CERT programs are planned for 6 neigborhood groups and 3surrounding communities. The next program will start Jan 7 2004.


Name of Program: Marlborough CERT
Geographic Area: Middlesex County, Marlborough
Point of Contact: Donald E Cusson
Title: Director of Emergency Management
Phone Number: 5084811933
E-mail address: marlborema@aol.com
Brief Description: To get volunteers trained in shelter care,most have allready had the red cross classes. Trained in CPR, First aid and also radioligy monitering. Most of the volunteers are HAM radio opperators and we have all city HAM's listed on map for emergency contacts. Voluteeers also help coordinate in the EOC.


Name of Program: Reading CERT
Geographic Area: Middlesex County, Reading, Massachusetts and surrounding towns/cities
Point of Contact: Peter Marchetti
Phone Number: 7819440831
E-mail address: plmarchetti@aol.com
Brief Description: Train community citizens in emergency preparedness using FEMA's 20-hour CERT training program. Members of the CERT team would assist profession rescue personnel at natural and manmade disasters.


Name of Program: Lincoln CERT
Geographic Area: Middlesex County, Town of Lincoln
Point of Contact: Gary Longo
Phone Number: 7812598113
E-mail address: N/A@citizencorps.gov
Website address: http://www.lincolntown.org


Name of Program: Dracut CERT
Geographic Area: Middlesex County, Town of Dracut
Point of Contact: Richard Patterson
Phone Number: 9784542113
E-mail address: rpatterson@dracutfire.com
Website address: http://www.dracutfire.com
Brief Description: # instructors being trained in November. 8 people have begun Red Cross shelter training and will begin CERT Training as soon as the instructors have completed the class. Goal is to form two 20 person teams to supplement Public safety groups. As is common in this area, these teams will also be trained as shelter teams.


Name of Program: Wilmington CERT
Geographic Area: Middlesex County, Wilmington
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 9786942005
E-mail address: wfdchief@town.wilmington.ma.us
Brief Description: To utilize resident/industry expertise in LEPC and emergency response. To organize and train group as branch of Incident command system.


Name of Program: Braintree CERT
Geographic Area: Norfolk County, Braintree Emergency Management Agency
Point of Contact: Robert James
Phone Number: 7817948188
E-mail address: bjames@braintreema.gov
Website address: http://sites.google.com/site/bemagroup/Home/c-e-r-t
Brief Description: Program that educates the area in basic emergency reponse. Further experience in Search & Rescue in assisting Emergency Response as we do have a Dive Team that formerly was with Quincy. We also have an LEPC and our own unit that will inform them of the complete concept of CERT. The Braintree Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program that educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist their family and others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event, when professional responders are not immediately available to help. BEMA encourages CERT members to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.


Name of Program: Franklin Community Response Team
Geographic Area: Norfolk County, Franklin
Point of Contact: Gary McCarraher
Phone Number: 5085282323
E-mail address: ffdchief@hotmail.com
Website address: http://www.franklin.ma.us
Brief Description: Coordinate the efforts of municipal and civilian personnel during times of emergency.


Name of Program: Brookline CERT
Geographic Area: Norfolk County, Town of Brookline
Point of Contact: Officer Casey Hatchett
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 6177302734
E-mail address: Casey_Hatchett@town.brookline.ma.us
Brief Description: The Brookline CERT Program has been designed to train volunteers to respond to local emergencies and to assist emergency workers in the event of a disaster/critical incident. CERT Team members have been specially trained by the American Red Cross to open and run emergency shelters, as well as, trained in CPR/AED, basic fire suppression and disaster services.


Name of Program: Wayland CERT
Geographic Area: Wayland
Point of Contact: Robert Irving
Phone Number: 5083581710
E-mail address: chief@waylandpolice.com


Name of Program: Yarmouth CERT
Geographic Area: Barnstable County, Yarmouth
Point of Contact: Rick Todd
Phone Number: 5083982212
E-mail address: RTODD@YARMOUTH.MA.US
Website address: http://www.yarmouthfire.com
Brief Description: Recently finished our 5th CERT Training program.CERT Teams implemented for numerous town events including Power Boat Races,Senior Home Safety Surveys and Fire Alarm Installations. Recently working on Wilderness Search.


Name of Program: Adams CERT
Geographic Area: Berkshire County, Adams
Point of Contact: Donald A Poirot
Title: Chief of Police
Phone Number: 4137431212
E-mail address: dpoirot@town.adams.ma.us
Website address: http://Town.Adams.MA
Brief Description: The Town of Adams is working on implementing a CERT team. With proper training and implementation a team of ten to twenty members is what is intended to be established.


Name of Program: Central Berkshire REPC CERT
Geographic Area: Berkshire County, Central Berkshire County
Point of Contact: Brian K. Andrews
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4134992528
E-mail address: bkandrews@countyamb.com
Brief Description: This CERT team will be a civilian based team to assist local emergency providers in the event of a large scale event. The REPC realizes in the event of a large incident emergency responders can be overwhelmed with the tasks that need to be accomplished thus rained personnel who can assist in evacuations, basic search & rescue, hazard assessment will significantly improve response to such an incident. This CERT team will benefit the 7 REPC member communities providing a regional benefit.


Name of Program: Egremont Community Emergency Response Team Grant
Geographic Area: Berkshire County, Egremont
Point of Contact: Sandra Martin
Phone Number: 4135280182
E-mail address: tegremont@yahoo.com


Name of Program: Sandisfield CERT
Geographic Area: Berkshire County, Sandisfield
Point of Contact: Thomas R. Dawson
Phone Number: 4135281248
E-mail address: TRDCPA@Berkshire.Net
Brief Description: The Town of sandisfield has just started a CERT Team. Is in the process of advertising for members.


Name of Program: Needham CERT
Geographic Area: Town of Needham, Norfolk County
Point of Contact: Paul Buckley
Title: Chief, Fire Department
Phone Number: 7814557580
E-mail address: PBuckley@town.needham.ma.us
Website address: http://www.town.needham.ma.us/Emergency ... /Index.htm
Brief Description: CERT classes are offered to Needham residents - contact the Needham Fire Department or Needham Health Department for more information


Name of Program: Cape Cod CERT
Geographic Area: Barnstable County
Point of Contact: David Vieira
Phone Number: 5083756119
E-mail address: dvieira@bsheriff.net
Website address: http://www.bsheriff.net/cert.htm
Brief Description: The Barnstable County Sheriff's Office CERT is in the recruitment and development stages of its program. We anticipate being fully trained and active in the Spring of 2004.


Name of Program: Wellfleet CERT
Geographic Area: Barnstable County, Lower Cape
Point of Contact: Michael P Hurley
Title: Patrolman/Grant Officer
Phone Number: 5083493702
E-mail address: mhurley@cape.com
Website address: http://www.wellfleetpd.org
Brief Description: In the begining stages of planning our community CERT program, waiting to hear on FY2003 Grant Funding.


Name of Program: Provincetown Citizens Corps
Geographic Area: Barnstable County, Provincetown
Point of Contact: Schuyler M Meyer
Title: Chief of Police
Phone Number: 5084871213
E-mail address: policechief@provincetown-ma.gov
Website address: http://www.provincetown-ma.gov


Name of Program: Sandwich CERT
Geographic Area: Barnstable County, Sandwich
Point of Contact: Larry Machado
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 5088880525
E-mail address: lmachado@townofsandwich.net
Brief Description: Will be using the CERT program for the 1st year and most likely will add specialized training programs to fit the needs of the Town in the event of an emergency.


Name of Program: Orleans Citizen Corp
Geographic Area: Barnstable County, Town of Orleans
Point of Contact: Steven P. Edwards
Phone Number: 5082550050
E-mail address: fire@town.orleans.ma.us
Brief Description: We would like to establish a team of about 24 people broken down into 4 squads of 6 that would cover our four distinct neighborhoods. They would be trained in basic first-aid and CPR and upon activation would serve as the Emergency Managers eyes and ears for their neighborhood. They would advise the EOC of road conditions, wires down, severity of damage to buildings, etc. in the time of emergencies. They would be trained to provide basic first-aid until emergency crews could arrive.


Name of Program: East Brookfield Emergency Management Cert Team
Geographic Area: Worcester, East Brookfield
Point of Contact: Jason Messenger, Director
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 5088677927
E-mail address: ebrookfieldmema@aol.com


Name of Program: Gardner CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester, Gardner
Point of Contact: Paul A Topolski
Title: Civil Defense Director
Phone Number: 9786325600
E-mail address: paul.topolski@comcast.net
Brief Description: In process of establishing a CERT team.


Name of Program: Grafton CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Grafton
Point of Contact: Katharine Cederberg
Phone Number: 5088399942
E-mail address: klcederberg@aol.com
Brief Description: Grafton, MA will be starting a CERT program in the Fall 2003. Our mission is to help Grafton be better prepared for emergency situations by training and providing equipment to volunteers. Volunteers will be able to help themselves and their neighbors during a crisis. Additionally, CERT members will be able to help and large functions and during shelter operations.


Name of Program: Holden CERT
Geographic Area: Wachusett Region
Point of Contact: Jack Chandler
Phone Number: 5088299208
E-mail address: jchandler@townofholden.net
Website address: http://www.wcsarteam.com/Holden-CERT
Brief Description: Have an active CERT team of 9 members. We hold meetings on a monthly basis.


Name of Program: Hopedale CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Hopedale
Point of Contact: Mark Bucchino
Title: CERT Coordinator
Phone Number: 5084731050
E-mail address: garland13@charter.net
Brief Description: Establishing a CERT program.


Name of Program: Hubbardston CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Hubbardston
Point of Contact: Dennis P O'Donnell
Title: CERT Coordinator
Phone Number: 9787842400
E-mail address: dennis.odonnell@plexus.com
Brief Description: Hubbardston is just starting a CERT team and will attempt attend the regional Train-The-Trainer for CERT that will be offered in December.


Name of Program: Sudbury CERT
Geographic Area: Town of Sudbury
Point of Contact: Kenneth MacLean
Title: Fire Chief
Phone Number: 9784432239
E-mail address: MacleanK@sudbury.ma.us
Brief Description: The Sudbury Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer program educates and trains citizens to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in the community. When emergencies happen, CERT members can be deployed at the direction of the Fire Chief to provide critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.


Name of Program: Franklin County Local Emergency Planning Committee
Geographic Area: Franklin County Region
Point of Contact: Lisa R White
Title: Director of Community Services
Phone Number: 4137743167 106
E-mail address: lwhite@frcog.org
Website address: http://frcog.org
Brief Description: The Franklin County LEPC is serving as the coordinating body for a regionally established Citizen Emergency Response Team. Start up phase of the CERT project to identify service gaps in emergency response, identify and train CERT trainers; identify and develop training for CERT volunteers; and purchase equipment to assist CERT training and service.


Name of Program: Franklin County CERT
Geographic Area: Franklin County, Greenfield
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4137743167
E-mail address: info@frcog.org
Website address: http://www.frcog.org/
Brief Description: More than 100 community volunteers have completed the 24-hour Federal Emergency Management Agency CERT curriculum, CPR/AED and First Aid training - 75 of those trained volunteers have organized as a team and have been active with their organization as support staff for large community events. In addition to serving as shelter staff, CERT volunteers have served as staff testing activation of the VT Yankee Reception Center sited at Greenfield Community College, have staffed immunization clinics and emergency shelters, and have provided assurance of safety (parking assistance, monitoring) at fairs, road races, and other community events. The Franklin County CERT Team Mission Statement: The Franklin County Community Response Team is a group of dedicated trained volunteers that respond to the needs of local public service agencies. Members adhere to CERT guidelines and work within their capabilities and training to maintain personal safety while working towards the greater good of the community.


Name of Program: Acton CERT
Geographic Area: Middlesex County, Acton
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 9782649655
E-mail address: gsawyer@acton-ma.gov
Brief Description: We are in the start phase. We have 1 trainer and hope to start the first class in the fall of 2004.


Name of Program: Arlington CERT
Geographic Area: Middlesex County, Arlington
Point of Contact: Joseph Marshall
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 7818448220
E-mail address: jmarshall753@rcn.com
Brief Description: We have completed 2 CERT classes and are gearing up for a third.We have held training updates and are starting First responder training in Jan 2005. CERT team member particpated in Arlington Townday providing a first-aid booth for the day. CERT members also assisted in pumping for house flooding in the past year. We will continue to train new members and add assistance to town functions.


Name of Program: Montague CERT
Geographic Area: Franklin County, Montague
Point of Contact: Robert Escott EMD
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4138633204
E-mail address: townadmin@montague.net
Brief Description: The CERT program will start with support activities for emergency services within the town. Future training will focus on re-hab services and supply. Other training will focus on EMS and fire related services with an emphasis on self protection.


Name of Program: Agawam CERT/Citizen Corps
Geographic Area: Hampden County, Agawam
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4137860500
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: The Town of Agawam is currently seeking 10 citizens to be part of our Cert Team. The 10 Cert members will be trained and used on site of our nursing homes, senior housing and our shelters. They will be the means of communications with those sites and the Emergency Operations Center in the event of an emergency.


Name of Program: Southwick CERT
Geographic Area: Hampden County, Town of Southwick
Point of Contact: Charles H Dunlap
Title: Emergency Management Director
Phone Number: 4135690308
E-mail address: ema@southwickma.net
Website address: http://southwick-ema.org
Brief Description: To establish a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for the Town of Southwick in support of a trained volunteer response to aid in shelter operations, emergency communications and assistance to Public Safety needs during major emergencies and large events in Southwick.


Name of Program: Westfield Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Hampden County, Westfield
Point of Contact: Robert Sorel
Phone Number: 4135681222
E-mail address: sorelmt@comcast.net
Website address: http://www.cityofwestfield.emergencymanagementagency
Brief Description: The Westfield Emergency Management Agency is establishing a Citizens Emergency Response team consisting of Auxilary Police Officers, L.E.P.C. Members and Emergency Management Staff. This Team will recieve training in disaster management as well as Search and Rescue. Team members will be called upon as volunteers to assist the citizens of Westfield during a disater or citywide emergency.


Name of Program: West Springfield Emergency Management CERT Program
Geographic Area: Hampden County, West Springfield
Point of Contact: Gerald P Connor
Title: Emergency Management Director
Phone Number: 4132633244
E-mail address: connorg@westspringfieldpolice.org
Brief Description: This program will train CERT members in all certifications.


Name of Program: Hampshire CERT
Geographic Area: Hampshire
Point of Contact: Epi Bodhi
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4132564077
E-mail address: ebodhi@town.amherst.ma.us


Name of Program: Warren CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Warren
Point of Contact: Joseph R LaFlower
Title: LEPC/Citizen Corps Chairman
Phone Number: 4134369595
E-mail address: jr@talkshowamerica.com
Brief Description: Establishing a CERT program.


Name of Program: Sheffield Citizen Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Berkshire County, Sheffield
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4132298522
E-mail address: JMMSPD@BCN.NET
Brief Description: THE SHEFFIELD CERT UNIT IS ORGANIZED UNDER A UNIFIED COMMAND SYSTEM UTILIZING THE NIIMS INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM.AN ELECTED OFFICIAL,FIRE, PUBLIC HEALTH,LEPC ,AND POLICE REPRESENTAIVES SERVE AS SENIOR ADVIUSORY COMMITTE FOR POLICY DEVELOPMENT.


Name of Program: Stockbridge CERT Team
Geographic Area: Berkshire County, Town of Stockbridge
Point of Contact: Richard Wilcox
Phone Number: 4132985520
E-mail address: police@townofstockbridge.com
Website address: http://www.townofstockbridge.com
Brief Description: The Stockbridge CERT Team has developed a group of volunteers from its many cultural attractions including Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Also joining in are members of the local LEPC.


Name of Program: Berkley CERT
Geographic Area: Bristol County, Berkley
Point of Contact: Kevin Partridge
Phone Number: 5088223303
E-mail address: kpartridge@tmlp.com
Website address: http://BerkleyFire.Com
Brief Description: The CERT is in the planning stages and is projected to begin accepting team members and training by January 2004.


Name of Program: Taunton CERT
Geographic Area: Bristol County, Bristol
Point of Contact: Richard Ferreira
Phone Number: 5088801517
E-mail address: temadirector@tmlp.net
Website address: http://www.taunton-ma.gov
Brief Description: City Of Taunton has implemented the CERT program to prepare residents to help themselves, their families, and the community in times of disasters. All graduates are encouraged to volunteer with the City of Taunton Emergency Management Agency, to assist with activities related to the community's disaster response and nearby nuclear power plant preparedness program.


Name of Program: Dartmouth CERT
Geographic Area: Bristol County, Dartmouth
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 5089997044
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: The Dartmouth CERT Program has trained residents and will continue to recruit new volunteers to be prepared to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of an emergency or disaster. We encourage them to be involved in volunteer activities that will make their community safer, stronger and better prepared. We continue to offer follow up programs and plan to start a new CERT course in 2004.


Name of Program: West Boylston C.E.R.T,
Geographic Area: Worcester County, West of Boylston
Point of Contact: Matt Shircliff
Title: Firefighter/ Local CERT Coordinator
Phone Number: 5088353233
E-mail address: mshircliff@westboylstonfire.org


Name of Program: Worcester CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Worcester
Point of Contact: David Clemons
Title: Emergency Management Director
Phone Number: 5087991840
E-mail address: clemonsd@ci.ma.us
Brief Description: Establishing a CERT team and using them as a radio team.


Name of Program: Haverhill CERT
Geographic Area: Essex County, City of Haverhill
Point of Contact: David Currier
Phone Number: 9783741212
E-mail address: dcurrier@haverhillpolice.com
Brief Description: The Haverhill CERT participated in the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant Simulation Exercise in October 2004. They were activated to the State Transportation Center at the local community college. The CERT volunteers will be used to assist EMS at the scene, EMA at the EOC and at shelters throughout the city.


Name of Program: Rowley & Ipswich CERT
Geographic Area: Essex County, Rowley and Ipswich
Point of Contact: Henry Michalski
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 9783566627
E-mail address: firechief@town.ipswich.ma.us
Website address: http://www.town.ipswich.ma.us
Brief Description: The program will allow both Ipswich and Rowley to improve community preparedness by training neighborhood and work place teams to identify and mitigate potential hazards both in the home and workplace. We also will train groups to be capable of responding to an emergency event when professional responders are not available allowing team members to help themsleves, loved ones, neighbors and fellow workers, thereby lessening any pain and suffering.


Name of Program: Shrewsbury CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Shrewsbury
Point of Contact: Captain William Cummins
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 5088418522
E-mail address: sfdcapt3@yahoo.com
Brief Description: Training an 8 member team to be called up during winter storms, or any time we open EOC. To help at events, when bad storms strike ETC


Name of Program: Central Mass SAR Team ~ CERT Division
Geographic Area: Worcester County, State Wide
Point of Contact: Mark Supernor
Title: n/a
Phone Number: marksupern
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: To further utilize the drive and skills of our already well established SAR Team in Massachusetts. The CMSART believes to better responders & responses, is through training and experience.


Name of Program: Southborough CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Southborough
Point of Contact: Andrew Gleckel
Phone Number: 5084853235
E-mail address: andyg@southboroughcertmrc.org
Website address: http://www.southboroughfire.org


Name of Program: Southbridge C.E.R.T
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Southbridge
Point of Contact: Paul Nault
Phone Number: 5087645430
E-mail address: pnault24@aol.com


Name of Program: Sturbridge C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Sturbridge
Point of Contact: Alan Curboy
Phone Number: 5083472525
E-mail address: SturbridgePD@charter.net
Website address: http://www.town.sturbridge.ma.us
Brief Description: Sturbridge has two trained C.E.R.T. instructors and the program is open to all Sturbridge residents, if additional slots are available representatives of other communities can be accepted.


Name of Program: New Bedford CERT Program
Geographic Area: Bristol County, New Bedford
Point of Contact: Mark Mahoney
Phone Number: 5089916386
E-mail address: MMahoney@ci.new-bedford.ma.us
Brief Description: The New Bedford CERT Program will train residents to be prepared to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of an emergency or disaster. Graduates will be encouraged to become involved in volunteer activities that will make the community safer, stronger and better prepared. The first CERT training course will take place in the Fall of 2003.


Name of Program: Auburn C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Massachusetts
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 5088327777
E-mail address: cert@auburnmasspolice.org
Website address: http://www.auburnmasspolice.org/
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a proactive training program that will train citizens to be prepared to help themselves and their neighbors in the event of a disaster, crisis or common emergency. Citizens who are successful in completing the course will be offered the opportunity to volunteer as members of Auburn CERT. Members of CERT will have basic disaster survival tools, an Identification Card, and the opportunity to help their community. CERT members may be called upon as volunteers by the Office of Emergency Management, the Auburn Fire Chief or Police Chief to assist in various capacities during a disaster or townwide emergency. Volunteers may also have opportunities to receive more advanced training, assist in disaster and emergency planning. This program is open to Auburn Citizens aged 12 and up (12 & up with a parent / 14-17 with signed parental permission).


Name of Program: Mendon CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Mendon
Point of Contact: Michael J Farrell
Title: Director of Emergency Management
Phone Number: 5084782797
E-mail address: mfarrell@mendonpolice.com
Brief Description: Have a Train the Trainer. In process of recruiting a team. 3 volunteers to date.


Name of Program: North Brookfield CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, North Brookfield
Point of Contact: Sgt. Douglas Blood
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 5088670206
E-mail address: nbpd305@ispwest.com
Brief Description: Establishing a CERT program.


Name of Program: Fitchburg Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 9783459660
E-mail address: FEMA@ci.fitchburg.ma.us
Website address: http://users.net1plus.com/fitchburg/fire/fire.html
Brief Description: By this submission, The Fitchburg Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is established. It's purpose, under the direction and control of the Fitchburg Emergency Management Agency, is to provide immediate assistance to victims, organize volunteers, and assist professional responders following a disaster.


Name of Program: Norton CERT
Geographic Area: Bristol County, Norton
Point of Contact: Howard B. Baker
Phone Number: 5082854454
E-mail address: commish@tmlp.com
Website address: http://www.norton.ma.us
Brief Description: Graduated first CERT class June 2002.


Name of Program: Seekonk CERT
Geographic Area: Bristol County, Seekonk
Point of Contact: 508 336 9809
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 0000000000
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: The Seekonk Fire Dept. is in the process of organizing a CERT program. The dept. has applied for the 2003 CERT program grant. Additionally the dept has applied to send Fire Fighters to the CERT train the trainer program being offered in Dec.


Name of Program: Rehoboth CERT
Geographic Area: Bristol County, Town of Rehoboth
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 5085918811
E-mail address: willeye@aol.com
Brief Description: Our CERT program will train residents to be prepared to help themselves, their neighbors and their neighborhoods during an emergency or disaster. Our CERT currently includes the Rehoboth Rescue Squad volunteers who are trained inemergency response and EMs including search and rescue, extrication and a dive team.


Name of Program: Westport CERT
Geographic Area: Bristol County, Westport
Point of Contact: Michael C McCarthy Jr.
Phone Number: 5086365884
E-mail address: mccarthym@worldnet.att.net
Brief Description: The Town of Westport has applied for a CERT Grant for 2003. We hope to start our CERT Program upon receiving this grant.


Name of Program: Northborough CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Northborough
Point of Contact: Lt. Bill Lyver
Title: Lt.
Phone Number: 5083931515
E-mail address: wlyver@town.northborough.ma.us
Brief Description: Established a CERT program. Starting training with 15 volunteers.


Name of Program: Oakham CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Oakham
Point of Contact: Paul Whitney
Title: CERT Coordinator
Phone Number: 5088823347
E-mail address: pwhitney@clarku.edu
Brief Description: In process of starting a CERT team.


Name of Program: Petersham CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Petersham
Point of Contact: Lynne Shaw
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 9787243501
E-mail address: lynnie40@aol.com
Brief Description: Establishing a CERT program. Classes are about to start in September.


Name of Program: Mansfield CERT
Geographic Area: Bristol County, Mansfield
Point of Contact: Robert Button
Phone Number: 5082617307
E-mail address: rbutton@mansfieldma.com
Brief Description: Presently have approximately 50 trained, active members, 15 of whom carry pagers for 24/7 response. All of the CERT Members became members of the Mansfield Emergency Management Agency. Several became certified EMTs and their skills are used to cover local high school sporting events, local recreation events, roadraces, etc. Others went on to get their amateur radio licenses. We plan to run 2 CERT Training Courses, as funding allows, one in the fall of 2009 and the other in the spring of 2010. Members of the organization serve in support roles in emergency situations. They are trained to operate lighting towers, generators, pumps, the mobile command vehicle, and have received emergency vehicle driver training. They have also received additional training in ground search operations and have participated several area drills.


Name of Program: Chicopee Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Hampden County, City of Chicopee
Point of Contact: Jeffrey A Trask
Title: Director
Phone Number: 4135941780
E-mail address: jtrask@chicopee.ma.us
Website address: http://www.chicopee.ma.us
Brief Description: The C.E.R.T program falls under the City Department of Emergency Management and consists of community members who have an interest in helping fellow community members in the event of disaster. Primary responsibilites include management of the "Cold" zone and operation in conjunction with the Red Cross of our shelter system. At this time we have 43 members who will be trained and broken up into 5 teams. Many are trained emergency responders who have fire, EMS, Hazmat, and RN backgrounds.


Name of Program: Hampshire and Berkshire Community Emergency Response training
Geographic Area: Hampshire and Berkshire Counites
Point of Contact: Bernard L Forgea
Title: EM Director/Fire Chief
Phone Number: 4137879071
E-mail address: Forgebl@nu.com
Brief Description: Through annual training classes and exercises a minimum of 120 personnel from five communities are trainied or refreshed in skills and knowledge in emergency preparedness and response. These individuals are core to our regional community responses to manmade or natural disasters. This list of trained personnel are the responders who save lives and protect property when local emergencies arise. Our goals is to continue training these responders to meet as a minimum the 20 hyour training requirement of CERT and to continue their training beyond to meet First Responder requirements for our state. We provide some forty hours of class room and practicle exercise work each year as refresher for existing members and as training for new team members. Each years fromal class room work completes with a a full scale exercise where members of the team form each town work collectively to achieve the goals of the various exercises we conduct.


Name of Program: Hatfield CERT
Geographic Area: Hampshire County, Hatfield
Point of Contact: Robert Donaldson
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4132479409
E-mail address: townhall@gis.net
Website address: http://www.townofhatfield.org/
Brief Description: Hatfield CERT Program is developing two types of teams: 1. A medical response team (has 20 medical response team members waiting to be trained) that will augment the ambulance service by managing shelter locations 2. An administrative support team that will handle general records keeping during emergencies.


Name of Program: Huntington CERT
Geographic Area: Hampshire, Huntington
Point of Contact: Melissa Singer
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4136673500
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: This CERT is in the process of being developed. It is anticipated to be fully functional by the Summer of 2004.


Name of Program: Northampton CERT
Geographic Area: Hampshire, Northampton
Point of Contact: Brian Duggan
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4135871039
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: This CERT is in the process of being developed. It is anticipated that this will be fully functional by the Summer of 2004.


Name of Program: East Longmeadow Citizen Corp
Geographic Area: Hampden County, East Longmeadow
Point of Contact: Frank Morrisino
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4137355702
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: Council is made up of LEPC members. Ready to ask for volunteers.


Name of Program: Longmeadow CERT
Geographic Area: Hampden County, Longmeadow
Point of Contact: Officer Robert Parsons
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4135673311 116
E-mail address: rparsons@Longmeadow.org
Brief Description: The Longmeadow Police and Fire Departments are in the recruitment and development stages for this program. It is our goal to establish a Community Response Emergency Response Team (CERT) to assist with emergency and hazmat incidences.


Name of Program: Holyoke CERT
Geographic Area: Hampden County, HOLYOKE
Point of Contact: DAVID RUDZIK
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4135342162
E-mail address: emergmngmt01040@aol.com
Website address: http://holyoke.org
Brief Description: The city of Holyoke CERT team will train to respond to emergencies.The city of Holyoke has a major dam, a shopping mall, and has industrial manufacturing. Holyoke has major highway arteries that run through the city along with railroads.


Name of Program: Palmer Community Emergency Response
Geographic Area: Hampden County, Palmer
Point of Contact: Neal Byrne
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4132832603
E-mail address: nealb@townofpalmer.com
Website address: http://wmema.org
Brief Description: The Town of Palmer Massachusetts offers CERT Training in accordance with FEMA guidelines. Training is organized and scheduled by The Town of Palmer Emergency Management Director, Neal Byrne, in cooperation with MEMA Region 3, Palmer Fire Department, Three Rivers Fire Department, and Bondsville Fire Department as well as Palmer Ambulance Service.


Name of Program: New Braintree CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Town of Braintree
Point of Contact: Bert DuVernay
Phone Number: 5088672059
E-mail address: NBPDChief@aol.com
Website address: http://www.newbraintreepd.com
Brief Description: The Town of New Braintree is eagerly recruiting its first class of CERT members.


Name of Program: Brookfield CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Town of Brookfield
Point of Contact: Joe Gadbois
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 5088676420
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: The Town of Brookfield is establishing a new CERT program.


Name of Program: Spencer CERT Program
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Town of Spencer
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 5088857511
E-mail address: rparsons@spencerma.gov
Brief Description: To provdie community based training for neighborhood groups to provide assistance to their families and neighbors in times of true crisis in the community. They will be called upon to assist local Public Safety Agencies as needed or requested and operate under the Direction of the Office of Emergency Mangement.


Name of Program: Upton CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Upton
Point of Contact: Brian Kemp
Phone Number: 5085293421
E-mail address: bkemp.ems@upton.ma.us
Brief Description: The Town of Upton CERT is focused on sheltering our residents during and immediatly after a disaster. Coordinated by the Upton Office of Emergency Management, the Upton CERT will work in a combined effort with local Fire and EMS Departments to care for residents including our large elderly population.


Name of Program: Uxbridge CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Uxbridge
Point of Contact: Sgt. Peter Emerick
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 5082788615
E-mail address: pemerick@uxbridgepolice.com
Brief Description: Establishing a CERT program.


Name of Program: Fall River LEPC/CERT
Geographic Area: Bristol County, Fall River
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 5083242740
E-mail address: Hazmat50@aol.com
Brief Description: Our CERT is made up of volunteers in Fire Department Special Services and the Police Auxillary. They are currently being trainned for use in emergencies where the first responders for our community are fully committed. They will serve as a third line of defense for our community when all mutal aid has been exhausted. The CERT training program is being given to these members of the community to prepare them for this duty.


Name of Program: Beverly Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Essex County
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 9789216073 114
E-mail address: MBOOKMAN@BEVERLYMA.GOV
Website address: http://www.geocities.com/beverlyema
Brief Description: The first CERT Training program was held this fall September 03. Designed to enable the people in the community to help themselves, their family, there neighbors, for the first 72-96 hours as well as assists the city?s emergency management department when a catastrophic disaster strikes! Training is conducted utilizing CERT materials and guidelines developed by FEMA and taught by Emergency Management Personnel who have gone through training at the Emergency Management Institute at Emmitsburg. Our program is dedicated to helping neighbors help themselves. Upon completion of the 20-hour program, two eight hour Saturdays and one four hour Monday night for review, a nighttime disaster exercise, and graduation. Upon completion of the 20 hour program a wallet card and certification of completion will be presented. Goals are to establish CERT Teams in every neighborhood (six wards) under the direction of the Beverly Emergency Management Agency. Train and support monthly training session maintain their skills. Refresher training every two years, specialized classes in hazardous material awareness, weapons of mass destruction overview and decontamination, emergency communications, disaster shelter operations, ICS workshop for CERT, Structural Collapse awareness, Urban Search and Rescue task force interface, as well as first responder training, BLS/CPR. We will also offer as part of our pre and post severe weather modules CERT Winter Operations, SkyWarn Training. As well as the Emergency Management Institute Distance Inventory program. Which enables our organization to train our members as a group in EMI Independent Study programs. We will be offering two CERT programs in 2003, four programs in 2004 with 12 participants in each class with a total of 72 trained CERT members working under the Emergency Management Umbrella.


Name of Program: Oxford CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester County, Oxford
Point of Contact: Sheri Bemis
Phone Number: 5089876012
E-mail address: sbemis@town.oxford.ma.us
Website address: http://www.oxfordfire-ems.org/
Brief Description: The goal of the Oxford CERT is to establish a unit of trainers and volunteers that will staff and control the community's designated shelters, and assist in traffic control, support staff at the EOC, and provide ancillary support to Incident Command at a major scene or event. The objective is to create a partnership between the professional public safety agencies and the civilian volunteers in order to have the lay person assist in ancillary tasks that do not require detailed specialized training and will not place the volunteers in a place of being harmed, which frees up specialized personnel for more important tasks. The town is seeking to recruit 20-25 members.


Name of Program: Methuen CERT
Geographic Area: Methuen
Point of Contact: John Santoro
Phone Number: 9789838579
E-mail address: EMDirector@ci.methuen.ma.us
Brief Description: The Methuen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is comprised of volunteer citizen teams who are trained in many areas of emergency management including basic life safety and emergency preparedness skills. The Methuen CERT is committed to providing the highest level of emergency and disaster preparedness, leadership, and coordination in a given situation. Essential to the CERT, is citizen commitment, with an emphasis on participation, coordination and communication. CERT volunteers are not intended to replace emergency responders, but instead to provide basic care, stabilization and information, and any necessary sanctioned services until emergency responders can arrive on scene.


Name of Program: Bellingham CERT Team
Geographic Area: Norfolk
Point of Contact: James Haughey
Phone Number: 5084463066
E-mail address: https://BellinghamEMA@AOL.com
Website address: https://BellinghamEMA@aol.com
Brief Description: To have 50 citizens in the town of Bellingham trained and prepared to respond to any emergency or disaster that might occur.


Name of Program: Holbrook C.E.R.T
Geographic Area: Holbrook, Mass
Point of Contact: Richard Reuss
Phone Number: 7816302201
E-mail address: holbrook_ema@yahoo.com
Website address: http://www.holbrookemergencycenter.org
Brief Description: The Holbrook C.E.R.T is a program sponsored by the Holbrook citiziens Corps Council and will be used to train residents to assist themselves and their neighbors during disasters or other emergencies. We will be using monthly exercises in order to refine our skills. Residents from other towns that do not have an active C.E.R.T.program are invited and encouraged to attend.


Name of Program: Lawrence CERT
Geographic Area: Essex County
Point of Contact: Robert Kneeland
Phone Number: 9786184744
E-mail address: bkneeland3369@yahoo.com
Website address: http://www.lawrencecert.org
Brief Description: The Lawrence CERT Program educates citizens about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as shelter operations, fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using their training, CERT members will assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event and will take a more active role in preparing their community.


Name of Program: Wilmington Emergency Management
Geographic Area: Wilmington 01887
Point of Contact: Edmund Corcoran
Phone Number: 9786583346
E-mail address: wfddep@town.wilmington.ma.us
Website address: http://wfddep@town.wilmington.ma.us
Brief Description: None


Name of Program: City of Peabody CERT Team
Geographic Area: City of Peabody
Point of Contact: Christopher Tighe
Phone Number: 9785385925
E-mail address: christopher.tighe@peabody-ma.gov


Name of Program: East Bridgewater CERT
Geographic Area: Plymouth County
Point of Contact: David Repeta
Phone Number: 5083782071
E-mail address: drepeta@ebfire.org
Brief Description: Train community citizens in emergency preparedness using FEMA's 20-hour CERT training program. Members of the CERT team would assist profession rescue personnel at natural and manmade disasters.


Name of Program: Malden CERT
Geographic Area: City of Malden
Point of Contact: Dep. Cheif Thomas Walsh
Phone Number: 7813977053
E-mail address: tpw531@aol.com


Name of Program: Newburyport CERT
Geographic Area: Newburyport
Point of Contact: Donald DeGloria Jr
Phone Number: 9784654424
E-mail address: ddegloria@newburyportoem.com
Website address: http://www.newburyportoem.com
Brief Description: The Newburyport Office of Emergency Management CERT is a volunteer program that provides support to this city’s first responders in the event of a natural or man made disaster. Volunteers will receive professional training by Newburyport Office of Emergency management in areas of NIMS, CERT, Basic First Aid, CPR and Traffic Safety. CERT members will participate in annual drills to re-enforce and test skills as received in this program


Name of Program: Easthampton CERT
Geographic Area: Hampshire County
Point of Contact: Mark Sienkiewicz
Phone Number: 4135843846
E-mail address: lockit6282@aol.com
Brief Description: Easthampton CERT was started in 2003 and have worked to help with traffic during city events, Help the fire department with clean up after and during fires. And have been trained by the Mass. State Police in search and Rescue


Name of Program: Malden Community Emergency Response Training
Geographic Area: MEMA Region 1
Point of Contact: Thomas Walsh
Phone Number: 7813977058
E-mail address: CERT@CityofMalden.org
Brief Description: The Malden Community Emergency Response Training Teams will consist of volunteers willing to give of their time and experience to augment the existing staff of the Malden Emergency Center. The goals of these teams will be to function as support elements to public safety and governmental agencies in the event of emergency, disaster, search and rescue and recovery operations.


Name of Program: Rutland CERT
Geographic Area: Rutland
Point of Contact: Thomas Ruchala
Title: Fire Chief
Phone Number: 5088868831
E-mail address: firechief@townofrutland.org
Website address: http://www.rutlandfire.org


Name of Program: Andover CERT
Geographic Area: Essex County
Point of Contact: Lee J Britton
Title: Lieutenant
Phone Number: 9784750411 3004
E-mail address: lbri@andoverps.net
Website address: http://www.police.town.andover.ma.us
Brief Description: It is the goal of the Andover CERT to provide the Town of Andover and its citizens with well trained volunteers that will serve in a time of need.


Name of Program: Walpole CERT Program
Geographic Area: Norwood
Point of Contact: Roger Turner
Phone Number: 5080660726 x
E-mail address: rfturner@gis.net


Name of Program: Whitman CERT Program
Geographic Area: Town of Whitman
Point of Contact: Robert Schmitt
Phone Number: 7814477682
E-mail address: WEMA_rschmitt@yahoo.com
Brief Description: In operation since 2002 with 45 trained members. Provide assistance at all major incidents with sheltering, triage, security, public education,public assistance during flooding events and power outages and radio communications.


Name of Program: Oak Bluffs CERT
Geographic Area: Town of Oak Bluffs 02557
Point of Contact: Peter M Martell
Title: Director of Emergency Management
Phone Number: 5086936766
E-mail address: PMart10416@aol.com
Brief Description: To assist local emergency response units with volunteers during a hurricane or any other disaster.


Name of Program: Swansea C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: Bristol County, MA and Bristol County, RI
Point of Contact: Donald Furlong
Phone Number: 5084157399
E-mail address: swanseacert@gmail.com
Brief Description: The Swansea CERT Program organizes training for residents in a variety of programs including "Search and Rescue", ICS purpose and structure (FEMA based training),and First Aid; CPR/AED using Red Cross certified instructors. We will continue to recruit new volunteers to be prepared to help themselves, their families and neighbors in the event of an emergency or disaster. We encourage all interested residents to be involved in volunteer activities that will make their community safer, stronger and better prepared. We continue to offer follow up programs and plan to start a new CERT course in 2010.


Name of Program: Foxborough Citizen's Corp
Geographic Area: Foxborough
Point of Contact: Roger Hatfield
Phone Number: 5085433300
E-mail address: rhatfield@townfoxborough.us
Website address: http://www.townfoxborough.us
Brief Description: To training and build community volunteers as a resources to assist the town in dealing with any and all large scale emergencies in a All Hazard Approach method.


Name of Program: Boston College Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Boston College Campuses in Boston and Newton
Point of Contact: John Tommaney
Phone Number: 6175524316
E-mail address: john.tommaney@bc.edu
Website address: http://www.bc.edu/emergency
Brief Description: Boston College CERT Program is designed to teach students how to organize and respond to an emergency or other situation where local responders may not be immediately available.


Name of Program: Millbury MA Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)
Geographic Area: Worcester
Point of Contact: Mike Sciascia
Phone Number: 5088655328
E-mail address: sciasciad@aol.com
Website address: http://www.millburycert.weebly.com


Name of Program: Leicester CERT Team
Geographic Area: Leicester
Point of Contact: Robert Dupuis
Phone Number: 5088927022
E-mail address: leicema@aol.com
Brief Description: The Leicester CERT consists of a group of 17 active civilians that have been trained to support Emergency Management in functions from emergencies to public events. The team began with its first meeting in November of 2006. Their primary duty is shelter management. The group consists of people not involved with Police, Fire or EMS and are interested in supporting the community when the Town assets are limited. Approximately half the CERT members are involved with Leicester DART (Disaster Animal Response Team). Through these dedicated members Leicester can accommodate residents with their house pets at the time of sheltering. Both CERT and DART operate under the Leicester Office of Emergency Management.


Name of Program: Royalston CERT
Geographic Area: Royalston
Point of Contact: Jim Barclay
Phone Number: 9782492904
E-mail address: ema@royalston-ma.gov
Brief Description: first class completed March 2009 6 members plus 3 (May 09)


Name of Program: Town of Blackstone, MA CERT Team
Geographic Area: Town of Blackstone
Point of Contact: John Delaney
Phone Number: 5088831030
E-mail address: jdelaney@townofblackstone.org
Brief Description: Embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared; to get training in first aid and emergency skills; and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety.


Name of Program: Templeton CERT
Geographic Area: Town of Templeton, Emergency Management
Point of Contact: Richard Curtis
Phone Number: 9789395638
E-mail address: rcurtis@templetonfire.org


Name of Program: Boston CERT
Geographic Area: Metro Boston
Point of Contact: Phil McGovern
Phone Number: 6173432400
E-mail address: philip.mcgovern@cityofboston.gov
Website address: http://www.cityofboston.gov\homelandsecurity
Brief Description: CERT to provide Assistance for the EMD


Name of Program: Bridgewater Massachusetts CERT
Geographic Area: Town of Bridgewater
Point of Contact: George Rogers
Phone Number: 5086970900
E-mail address: grogers@bridgewaterma.org
Brief Description: Bridgewater will be sponsoring a Community Emergency Response team training starting in October 2009 using the format dictated by FEMA CERT training program. Participants will be trained in standard activities and utiized to support emergency services locally and regionally.


Name of Program: Billerica CERT Program
Geographic Area: Billerica
Point of Contact: William Laurendeau
Phone Number: 9788215793
E-mail address: blaurendeau@billericapolice.org
Brief Description: August 2008 24 Current Group of VIPS volunteers trained in CERT


Name of Program: Templeton CERT
Geographic Area: Town of Templeton
Point of Contact: Richard Curtis
Phone Number: 9789395638
E-mail address: rcurtis@templetonfire.org
Brief Description: Templeton is just starting it's CERT program. Training begins in May. Our goals are to promote safety at home and throughout the community. Also to train and preplan to respond safely during disaster conditions.


Name of Program: West Springfield Emergency Management CERT Program
Geographic Area: Hampen County/Agawam
Point of Contact: Gerald Connor
Phone Number: 4132633244
E-mail address: g.connor@westspringfieldpolice.org
Brief Description: This program will train CERT members in all certifactions.


Name of Program: Town of Athol CERT
Geographic Area: Town of Athol, MA
Point of Contact: David Small
Phone Number: 9782492094
E-mail address: dave@dhsmall.net
Brief Description: The Town of Athol CERT has completed its entry level training. Team members have completed the Red Cross Shelter Management and Operations Training. The team has established individual specialty groups and the team has developed itself into a fully functional CERT Organization. We currently have 35 active members


Name of Program: WSC CERT
Geographic Area: Worcester State College
Point of Contact: David St. Martin
Phone Number: 5089298845
E-mail address: wscpolice@worcester.edu


Name of Program: Mendon MA CERT Program
Geographic Area: Mendon
Point of Contact: Mark Bucchino
Phone Number: 5084735330
E-mail address: mbucchino@mendonpublicsafety.com
Website address: http://www.mendonpublicsafety.com


Name of Program: Dracut CERT
Geographic Area: town
Point of Contact: Richard Patterson
Phone Number: 9784542113
E-mail address: dfd@dracutfire.com


Name of Program: Sharon Civil Defense
Geographic Area: 02067 Sharon
Point of Contact: Ben Polimer
Phone Number: 7817845631
E-mail address: sharoncd@townofsharon.org
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