You never know when an emergency will strike our community—which is why early preparation, community education, and constant vigilance are essential to keeping our citizens safe. One of the most effective ways to prepare for a possible disaster is for community involvement in the education and response process. Become a member of the Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Properly trained CERT members can serve as extensions of professional emergency teams, giving critical support to first responders, providing immediate assistance to victims, organizing spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site, and helping with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.
For more information, please visit FEMA's Get Involved with CERT page; the student manual can be found at CERT Basic Training Participant Manual (ready.gov) PDF.
The Towns of Cohasset, Hanover, Hingham, and Norwell will hold a joint Basic CERT Course on October 18, 20, 25, and 27. Please fill out a CERT application and CORI release form and email them to Deputy Chief Lachance at LachanceL@hingham-ma.gov.