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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Massachusetts CERTs



Name of Program: Methuen CERT
Point of Contact: John Santoro
Phone Number: 9789838579
E-mail address: EMDirector@ci.methuen.ma.us
Website address: http://www.ci.methuen.ma.us/index.php/city-departments-mainmenu-112/emergency-management-mainmenu-353.html


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


Name of Program: Melrose CERT
Point of Contact: Edward Kelly
Phone Number: 7819794111
E-mail address: ekelly@cityofmelrose.org


Name of Program: Uxbridge CERT
Point of Contact: Andy Garabedian
Phone Number: 5082783029
E-mail address: uxbcert@garabedian.org
Website address: http://www.uxcert.org
Brief Description: The Uxbridge CERT is committed to providing complementary services to our local Public Safety Departments in both emergency and non-emergency events and also providing preparedness information to the residents in Uxbridge.


Name of Program: Grafton CERT
Point of Contact: Clare Garabedian
Phone Number: 5088396538
E-mail address: clareg1@verizon.net
Brief Description: Besides doing mock training in opening of the shelter, the team helps out town and community projects. We are very involved with Grafton's MRC and Health Dept. We do trainings with MRC and help out at the flu clinics in town. We also help out town organizations,staff a first aid stations, crowd control, directing traffic, town clean-up day, and others. We opened the shelter twice in 2011. We did a CERT training in 2011 and 2013. We established a pet shelter in 2013.


Name of Program: Athol CERT
Point of Contact: David Small
Phone Number: 9782498275
E-mail address: atholfd@verizon.net


Name of Program: Boston College CERT
Point of Contact: John Tommaney
Phone Number: 6175524316
E-mail address: john.tommaney@bc.edu
Website address: http://www.bc.edu/emergency
Brief Description: The Boston College C-CERT is designed to supplement professional emergency responders. Their main goal is to help ensure the safety of the campus and surrounding community in the event of a disaster, and to provide basic first-aid, search and rescue and support to victims. Additional functions include: maintaining order at the scene of an emergency, aiding in communications, tracking and transporting resources, shelter management and assisting the Emergency Operations Center of the University.


Name of Program: Bridgewater CERT
Point of Contact: Melissa Murphy
Phone Number: 5086970900
E-mail address: MMurphy@bridgewaterma.org
Brief Description: MISSION-To establish and maintain a diverse team of Bridgewater residents committed to: preparing for, responding to and recovering from a community emergency or declared event. Initial 10 week training program conducted on Monday nights Spring begining in April and Fall beginning in September. Interested parties should email BridgewaterCERT@gmail.com or call Melissa Murphy @ 508-697-0900 ext 115


Name of Program: Beverly CERT
Point of Contact: Michael Bookman
Phone Number: 9789225680
E-mail address: mbookman@beverlyma.gov
Brief Description: The Beverly Community Emergency Response Team training program will provide the participant both lecture and hands on training,as well as decision-macking,organizational and practical skills in Disater Preparations,Disaster Emergency Medical Care Light Seach and Rescue Operations for C.E.R.T.personal,Fire Safety in a Disaster situation. As well as Homeland Security (Terorism) and Hazardous Material Awareness, Disaster Psychology, Public Health Disaster issues, and Team Organization.


Name of Program: East Bridgewater CERT
Point of Contact: David Repeta
Phone Number: 5083782071
E-mail address: drepeta@ebfire.org
Brief Description: CERT Mission Statement: TO PROVIDE AREA RESIDENTS AND FIRST RESPONDERS A QUALITY RESOURCE FOR SAFETY EDUCATION, HAZARD MITIGATION, EMERGENCY RESPONSE ASSISTANCE, AND OTHER VOLUNTEER EFFORTS.


Name of Program: Gloucester CERT
Point of Contact: Carol McMahon
Phone Number: 9782901080
E-mail address: carol.mcmahon@comcast.net
Website address: http://gloucester-ma.gov/cert
Brief Description: Some of the Gloucester CERT activities include staffing the Emergency Operations Center during emergencies, rapid needs assessments in neighborhoods after severe storms, call center activities, coastal searches done in conjunction with the Coast Guard, and opening and operating an emergency, pet friendly, shelter.


Name of Program: Sudbury CERT
Point of Contact: John Whalen
Phone Number: 9784432239
E-mail address: whalenj@sudbury.ma.us
Website address: http://www.sudbury.ma.us/committees/cert
Brief Description: Emergency Preparedness starts at the personal and community level. Sudbury established its CERT organization under the umbrella of the Sudbury Local Emergency Planning Committee, and it reports to Emergency Management Director, Fire Chief Kenneth MacLean. Broadly stated, its mission is to educate the community on emergency pre-paredness and, upon the direction of the Emergency Management Director, deploy trained teams of volunteers to assist first responders during a major emergency.


Name of Program: Douglas CERT
Point of Contact: Ernest Marks
Phone Number: 5084763378
E-mail address: erniemarks@hotmail.com
Brief Description: The Douglas Cert team holds its meetings on Sunday evenings at the Douglas Fire Dept on main st. We hold our meetings on the 1st Sunday of every month.


Name of Program: Palmer CERT
Point of Contact: Donald Elliott
Phone Number: 4135313804
E-mail address: donald5920@comcast.net


Name of Program: Rehoboth CERT
Point of Contact: William Maiorano
Phone Number: 5089518811
E-mail address: Wileye@comcast.net


Name of Program: Rutland Fire Department CERT
Point of Contact: Thomas Ruchala
Phone Number: 5088864107
E-mail address: firechief@townofrutland.org


Name of Program: Gardner CERT
Point of Contact: Paul Topolski
Phone Number: 9786305434
E-mail address: ptopolski@gardner-ma.gov
Brief Description: In Gardner CERT volunteers learn about and practice: First aid. CPR EOC ops Communications Data and networking support for the EOC. Shelter operations. Mass care. NIMS IS-700, ICS-100, ICS-200, and IS-201. Woodland Search and Rescue National Weather Service SKYWARN Spotter Program


Name of Program: Orleans CERT
Point of Contact: William Quinn Jr
Phone Number: 5082550050
E-mail address: wquinn@orleansfd.com
Brief Description: Our original team has retired or died off. I became EMD 12 months ago and have just started the process to re-organize a team.


Name of Program: Oxford CERT
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 local CERT supports the Fire-EMS department at large events such as structure fires, brush fires, storm related incidents. The CERT staffs the shelter when needed and particpates in community education programs


Name of Program: Brookline CERT
Point of Contact: Casey Hatchett
Phone Number: 6177302734
E-mail address: chatchett@brooklinema.gov
Website address: http://www.brooklinema.gov/police
Brief Description: The Brookline CERT training is a 10 week program which includes: CPR/AED/first aid, basic fire suppression, personal emergency preparedness, mass care, shelter operations and search & rescue. Regular continuing education courses are also offered throughout the year on a variety of topics such as directing traffic, NIMS/ICS, amateur radio operations, as well as, fieldtrips, drills and regular meetings. The 10 week training is offered once per year, generally in the fall.


Name of Program: Marlborough CERT
Point of Contact: DONALD CUSSON
Phone Number: 5084811933
E-mail address: DCUSSON@MARLBOROUGH-MA.GOV


Name of Program: Millbury CERT
Point of Contact: Mike Sciascia
Phone Number: 7746969457
E-mail address: sciasciad@aol.com


Name of Program: Westport CERT
Point of Contact: Brian Beaulieu
Phone Number: 7742645166
E-mail address: ltbeaulieu@westport-ma.gov
Brief Description: New program that is just getting started will have further updates as they become available


Name of Program: Sterling CERT
Point of Contact: Jim Emerton
Phone Number: 9784226633
E-mail address: jemerton@aol.com
Brief Description: CERT Team trains every 3rd Thursday of the month - refreshers on CERT topics, practical drills and/or guest speakers/topics. Always recruiting new members. New membership drive underway now.


Name of Program: West Boylston CERT
Point of Contact: Thomas Welsh
Phone Number: 5088353233
E-mail address: twelsh@westboylstonfire.org
Brief Description: The local CERT team is a extention of thr emergency services of the town and supported by you. By being part of CERT you can do the greatest amount of good for the greatist amount of people in any time of need


Name of Program: Truro CERT
Point of Contact: Kyle Takakjian
Phone Number: 5084878730
E-mail address: takakjian@truropolice.org
Website address: http://www.truropolice.org


Name of Program: Bedford CERT
Point of Contact: Dave Grunes
Phone Number: 7812757262
E-mail address: dgrunes@bedfordma.gov
Brief Description: The mission of the Bedford Community Emergency Response Team CERT) is to assist and supplement where appropriate first responders and citizens during emergencies and planned events.


Name of Program: Warren CERT
Point of Contact: timothy O'Brien
Phone Number: 4138137110
E-mail address: obrientimothy@comcast.net
Brief Description: CERT program currently being established.


Name of Program: Halifax CERT
Point of Contact: WILLIAM CARRICO
Phone Number: 7812931751
E-mail address: CHIEF@FIRE.HALIFAX.MA.US


Name of Program: Easthampton CERT
Point of Contact: David Mottor
Phone Number: 4135274200
E-mail address: dmottor@easthampton.org


Name of Program: North Brookfield CERT
Point of Contact: Douglas Blood
Phone Number: 5088670237
E-mail address: NBPD305@Hotmail.com
Brief Description: North Brookfield CERT people are there for the people and for assist in any town wide Emergencies, and for the resorses to the Police and Fire Depts.


Name of Program: Norton CERT
Point of Contact: Raymond Cord
Phone Number: 5082850242
E-mail address: raycord@aol.com
Website address: http://www.nortonma.com
Brief Description: Norton EMA-CERT's Mission is to educate and train the Citizens of our Community in Multi Hazzard preparedness. By constant exposure of our team to the public at Community events and diseminating brochures and info packets we hope to raise the level of awareness of the average citizen. This will make us a better prepared Community, a more self reliant resident base and hopefully lessen the damage, loss and burden on the First Responders.


Name of Program: Greater Westfield CERT
Point of Contact: Edward Mello Jr
Phone Number: 4135680262
E-mail address: emellojr@comcast.net
Website address: gwmrcert.org
Brief Description: The Greater Westfield MRC is to re-activating the CERT capabilities for this area and partnering with the members of the CERT unit. this combined unit is and will continue to be very active partnering with the local Public Health department and LEPC for the Greater Westfield Area, we are proudly working for our community.


Name of Program: Shrewsbury CERT
Point of Contact: David Faucher
Phone Number: 5088454861
E-mail address: dfaucher@pd.ci.shrewsbury.ma.us
Website address: http://www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/department/division.php?fDD=12-28
Brief Description: Shrewsbury CERT is overseen by the Department of Emergency Management. Montly meetings generally have some aspect of training, enrollment,& financial status. CERT's primary most important priorty is support for Emergency Services in Town, staffing a municipally operated shelter when needed. They're also called upon to assist a number of municipal departments during incident that effect a large number of our citizens and/or utilize heavy amounts of emergency service personnel.


Name of Program: Belmont CERT
Point of Contact: Leo J Saidnawey
Phone Number: 6178541731
E-mail address: Lsaidnawey@belmont-ma.gov


Name of Program: Concord CERT
Point of Contact: Dorothy Bernard
Phone Number: 9783693048
E-mail address: dotbernard@mindspring.com


Name of Program: Hubbardston CERT
Point of Contact: Dennis O'Donnell
Phone Number: 9789281400
E-mail address: dodhubbma@gmail.com
Brief Description: In 2007 the Hubbardston CERT purchased, assembled and install 21 emergency go-kits into the Hubbardston Center School in our attempt to better prepare our community.We were able to supply the Administration and Nurse with kits that best fit their individual needs as well.In 2008 added an additional go-kit for the After School Program.In 2009 CERT trained a record 16 additional residents on emergency preparedness techniques.In 2010 CERT collected and stored shelter supplies. Hubbardston CERT members will be assembling these bags for distribution to all our seniors over 70. They will also be set up future plans to contact residents when they reach age 70 and deliver them a bag.


Name of Program: Ashburnham CERT
Point of Contact: Paul Zbikowski
Phone Number: 9788274021
E-mail address: 2c@ashburnhamfd.com


Name of Program: Sturbridge CERT
Point of Contact: Jeffrey Lavallee
Phone Number: 5083472525
E-mail address: jlavallee@town.sturbridge.ma.us
Brief Description: Sturbridge CERT members are managed by the Sturbridge Police Department and our local Department of Emergency Management. CERT's members primary priorty is to provide support for Emergency Services within Sturbridge and to assist with staffing a municipally operated shelter when needed. They're also called upon to assist a number of municipal departments during incidents that effect larger numbers of our citizens.


Name of Program: Sterling CERT
Point of Contact: David Hurlbut, Jr.
Phone Number: 9784223040
E-mail address: david.hurlbut@sterlingfd.net


Name of Program: Brockton CERT
Point of Contact: Steve Hooke
Phone Number: 5085807871
E-mail address: shooke@cobma.us
Brief Description: Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the heavy demand for these services. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life-saving and life-sustaining needs. Through training, citizens can: Prepare themselves and their families to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours (3 days); Organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers, to effectively respond to a disaster.


Name of Program: Bristol County Sheriff's Office CERT
Point of Contact: David Gavigan
Phone Number: 5089951311
E-mail address: davidgavigan@bcso-ma.org
Brief Description: This program is offered to juniors and seniors who are enrolled in the Criminal Justice class at a local regional high school.


Name of Program: Boylston CERT
Point of Contact: Joe Flanagan
Phone Number: 5088692342
E-mail address: jflanagan@boylston-ma.gov
Brief Description: The Boylston CERT team is part of a regional team that includes Boylston, West Boylston, Holden and Sterling.


Name of Program: Peabody CERT
Point of Contact: Christopher Tighe
Phone Number: 9785385925
E-mail address: christopher.tighe@peabody-ma.gov
Brief Description: CERT teams are multi-faced groups of citizens that are trained in 1st aide, CPR and emergency operations. These volunteers help with communications, supply and shelter operations when needed.


Name of Program: Holden CERT
Point of Contact: Rebecca Evanoff
Phone Number: 5082105650
E-mail address: holden.cert@gmail.com
Brief Description: Holden CERT works with the town of Holden's Emergency Management office and participates in the Regional Emergency Planning Committee meetings and as such is part of the South Wachusett Citizen Corps Council and may respond to regional disasters. Holden CERT has a TTT instructor as well as the capabilities to train with other teams in the area. We have partnered with a local BSA Venture Crew to encourage teen involvement. We had 9 Venture Crew members recently complete a TEEN CERT program.


Name of Program: Milford CERT
Point of Contact: John Touhey
Phone Number: 5084731215
E-mail address: firechief@milfordma.com
Website address: http://www.milfordpublicsafety.com
Brief Description: Milford CERT is in the start-up phase. We are recruiting and training new members (spring 2011). Our CERT will support the local community during large scale incidents, large planned events and support EOC functions.


Name of Program: Fitchburg CERT
Point of Contact: KEVIN ROY
Phone Number: 9783459666
E-mail address: kroy@fitchburgfire.org
Website address: http://fitchburgma.gov/government/departments/fire/default.cfm
Brief Description: We have a web site "Fitchburg-EM.org". Here people can find information about what Emergency Management is all about along with our contact information. We have a ¿Volunteer Registration, if they wish (and we always hope) for citizens to join our ranks! And other frequently asked questions. We are always trying to recruit good citizens, to enrich our organization. We will continue to educate and train our volunteers to the best of our/their efforts.


Name of Program: Northern Essex CERT
Point of Contact: Lee Ann Delp
Phone Number: 9783631103
E-mail address: ema@westnewburysafety.org


Name of Program: Dartmouth CERT
Point of Contact: Edward Pimental Jr.
Phone Number: 5083264206
E-mail address: epimental@town.dartmouth.ma.us


Name of Program: Orange CERT
Point of Contact: JOHN VANBOBO
Phone Number: 9785447770
E-mail address: ore.emd@gmail.com
Brief Description: EOC VOLUNTEERS ICS/NIMS TRAINING TRAINING FOR CAP MEMBERS RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING COMPUTER TRAINING AMATEUR RADIO ARES-RACES REACT MEETING MONDAY EXCEPT HOLIDAYS 6PM TO 8PM. CONTACT JOHN AT 9785447770.


Name of Program: Newburyport CERT
Point of Contact: Don DeGloria Jr
Phone Number: 9784654424
E-mail address: ddegloria@newburyportoem.com
Website address: http://www.newburyportoem.com
Brief Description: Newburyport OEM is an agency responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive emergency program for Newburyport Ma. This Plan addresses disaster mitigation, planning and preparedness, response to, and recovery from large-scale emergencies and disasters that may affect our local area. The agency is made up mostly of volunteers that receive professional training in order to carry out their roles and responsibilities. CERT members play a major role in community outreach.


Name of Program: Templeton CERT
Point of Contact: Richard Curtis
Phone Number: 9785806620
E-mail address: ka1qga@gmail.com
Brief Description: Monthly Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of every month at 7PM at Templeton's EOC, (1 Elm St., Baldwinville, MA.) Meetings and Training are open to the public. Templeton CERT is utilized for Emergencies, Community events-(Traffic control, Parking, Crowd Control, Parades, etc) and Fire Department REHAB, assuring firefighter's vital signs are taken and logged, providing food, drink, first aid, etc.; insuring they are in good health to return to their fire fighting duties.


Name of Program: Russell CERT
Point of Contact: Michael A. Morrissey
Phone Number: 4138626229
E-mail address: chiefrfdma@yahoo.com


Name of Program: East Longmeadow CERT
Point of Contact: Brian Falk
Phone Number: 4135305486
E-mail address: BFalk@eastlongmeadowma.gov
Brief Description: The local team has completed it's first Basic class. The class completed training and received their equipment last evening (May 1, 2013). As grants continue to be available, additional classes will be promoted and conducted.


Name of Program: Rockland CERT
Point of Contact: James Simpson
Phone Number: 6172817523
E-mail address: jsimpson@simpson-associates.com
Brief Description: Rockland CERT program was evaluated by the former Emergency Management Director, but not implemented. the New Emergency Director is in the process to activate the program with the assistance of both the Police and Fire Departments.


Name of Program: Petersham CERT
Point of Contact: Lynne Shaw
Phone Number: 9787240040
E-mail address: lynneshaw@gmail.com
Brief Description: Team Leader is a CERT Instructor for the State, ICS instructor, Homeland Security Instructor, FEMA/CDP trained Master Exercise Practitioner(MEP) for HSEEP exercises. Petersham held the State's first TEEN CERT program in the summer of 2012, graduating 4 adults and 7 Teens, 5 of which were Boy scouts as part of their Eagle Scout badge. The Instructor was approved as a BSA instructor for this badge. AN additional CERT/TEEN CERT was held May 2013 in collaboration with the Town of Barre.


Name of Program: New Bedford CERT
Point of Contact: Mark Mahoney
Phone Number: 5089916386
E-mail address: mark.mahoney@newbedford-ma.gov


Name of Program: Upton CERT
Point of Contact: Brian Kemp
Phone Number: 5085293421
E-mail address: bkemp.ems@upton.ma.us
Brief Description: Upton Emergency Management established a CERT to provide residents of Upton with aide, assistance and sheltering in the event of an emergency that goes beyond the scope of assistance the Town's Public Safety Agencies can provide. The focus of the Upton CERT is to assist the primary first responders during emergency incidents and to provide temporary emergency sheltering for residents of Upton during both natural and man made emergencies.


Name of Program: Tufts University CERT
Point of Contact: Matthew Hart
Phone Number: 6176276213
E-mail address: matthew.hart@tufts.edu
Website address: http://emergency.tufts.edu/c-cert/
Brief Description: Tufts C-CERT serves as a resource to the campus community by supplementing professional emergency responders during planned events and in times of emergency and disaster. Members are trained to a common set of knowledge, skills and abilities, including personal preparedness, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue and the Incident Command System (ICS). Open to all students, faculty and staff, Tufts C-CERT works with and is funded by the Department of Public & Environmental Safety.


Name of Program: Hanover CERT
Point of Contact: Barbara Stone
Phone Number: 7818263151
E-mail address: bstone@hanoverfiredept.com
Brief Description: The Hanover CERT program is in it's infancy. The first CERT training program willl graduate its first class in JUNE of 2012.


Name of Program: Holland CERT
Point of Contact: Michael Kennedy
Phone Number: 4132457108
E-mail address: selectmen@townofholland.necoxmail.com
Brief Description: The CERT program in the Town of Holland is just getting off the ground


Name of Program: Billerica CERT
Point of Contact: William Laurendeau
Phone Number: 9786710900
E-mail address: blaurendeau@town.billerica.ma.us


Name of Program: Maynard CERT
Point of Contact: John Flood
Phone Number: 9788971350
E-mail address: kb1fqg@yahoo.com
Brief Description: In May of 2006 the Town of Maynard called together an informational meeting seeking volunteers to become part of the Town's emergency preparedness efforts and establish a volunteer reserve corps. The Maynard Citizen Corps/Medical Reserve Corps (MCC/MRC) was then created to assist Town officials to prepare for and respond to a natural or man made emergency such as influenza pandemic, bioterrorist event or hazardous weather conditions.


Name of Program: Reading CERT
Point of Contact: William Peacock
Phone Number: 6177105441
E-mail address: wpeacock3@hotmail.com


Name of Program: Winchendon CERT
Point of Contact: James Abare
Phone Number: 9782973537
E-mail address: Health@town.winchendon.ma.us


Name of Program: Watertown CERT
Point of Contact: Mario Orangio
Phone Number: 6179726512
E-mail address: morangio@fire.watertown-ma.gov
Brief Description: The Town Of Watertown is establishing a CERT team for all residents. Additional information will be updated as appropriate.


Name of Program: Auburn CERT
Point of Contact: Ken Holstrom
Phone Number: 5088327720
E-mail address: auburnemd@town.auburn.ma.us


Name of Program: Franklin County CERT
Point of Contact: Robert Quinn-O'Connor
Phone Number: 4137743167
E-mail address: citizencorps@frcog.org
Website address: http://www.frcog.org/services/emergency/index.php
Brief Description: The Franklin County Citizen Corps CERT has a cadre of HAM radio operators and works closely with the County MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) and DART (Disaster Animal Response Team) offering significant support resources to 24 of the communities in Franklin County. The unit has engaged in community events and has conducted emergency exercises in partnership with local responder agencies, local public health depts., the area hospital and community college, and the State's Emergency Management Agency.


Name of Program: Berkshire County CERT
Point of Contact: Michael Britton
Phone Number: 4132292457
E-mail address: certberkshire@verizon.net
Brief Description: The Berkshire County CERT group will be providing basic first aid coverage and assistance to an upcoming y athalion race and the Josh Billings Run a Ground and looking into providing radio communication at deffertent community events.


Name of Program: Barre CERT
Point of Contact: Erik Demetropoulos
Phone Number: 9783554991
E-mail address: chief@barremasspd.com


Name of Program: Leominster CERT
Point of Contact: Charlie Coggins
Phone Number: 9785347580
E-mail address: ccoggins@leominster-ma.gov
Website address: http://www.leominsteroem.org
Brief Description: These are exciting times to be an EM volunteer, please consider joining us by calling 978-534-7580 or visiting our web site at www.leominsteroem.org to learn more about the Leominster OEM.


Name of Program: Southbridge CERT
Point of Contact: Roland LaRochelle
Phone Number: 5087645430
E-mail address: rol11elec@aol.com
Brief Description: Southbridge is a partner with tyhe Tri-EPIC CERT Program. I have taken over as the coordinator. Paul Nault has resigned.


Name of Program: Yarmouth-Dennis CERT
Point of Contact: Gaynor Foster
Phone Number: 5083679970
E-mail address: ydcert@gmail.com
Brief Description: The Y-D CERT team is a volunteer run organization on Cape Cod under the regional council of Dennis and Yarmouth Fire and Police departments. We meet monthly in either Yarmouth or Dennis. Contact us at ydcert@gmail.com


Name of Program: Freetown/Lakeville CERT
Point of Contact: Wesley Vaughan Jr
Phone Number: 5087634829
E-mail address: wvaughanjr@comcast.net
Brief Description: Freetown is young and upcoming in preperation of emergencies.We continue to take years of stagnation and attempt motivation in meeting today's needs.More natural disasters are occurring and the public demands service.We are looking for funding to support a community program and recruit members.


Name of Program: Braintree CERT
Point of Contact: Donna Lymneos
Phone Number: 6174725672
E-mail address: dlymneos@gmail.com
Website address: http://braintreemaema.info
Brief Description: BEMA CERT is designed to supplement professional emergency responders. Our main goal is to help ensure the safety of our community in the event of a disaster.


Name of Program: Walpole CERT
Point of Contact: Roger Turner
Phone Number: 5086607365
E-mail address: wlp1ema@aol.com
Website address: http://www.walpole-ma.gov/EMAHome.htm
Brief Description: Walpole EMA CERT program has a new coodinator and the program is growing. Secure storage space has been dedicaten and a utility type of truce has been donated to the town that will be used for the CERT Program. New Basic CERT traing course will be conducted this spring.


Name of Program: Dudley CERT
Point of Contact: Paul Konieczny
Phone Number: 5083289591
E-mail address: dudleyema@charter.net
Brief Description: As a start-up we graduated 4 of our team members fom the regional Cert trainion program sponsered by the Tri-Epic regional planning commity. Our program goals are to continue in the Tri-Epic training programs with our team people and to continue to work with on the NIMS complyance sections 800 & 100


Name of Program: Plympton CERT
Point of Contact: Warren Borsari
Phone Number: 7815850783
E-mail address: chief@town.plympton.ma.us
Brief Description: Plympton CERT started in 2005 in conjunction with Halifax on a Grant Regional training/class basis under the Halifax Police Department; currently both CERT programs are under the auspices of the respective Fire Departments' Chiefs. CERT meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. on alternating months (Halifax Police Station/Plympton Fire Station respectively). We are always looking for new members!


Name of Program: MIT - CERT
Point of Contact: Andrea Finnin
Phone Number: 6172587366
E-mail address: andreaf@mit.edu
Website address: http://web.mit.edu/semo


Name of Program: Dunstable CERT
Point of Contact: James Downes III
Phone Number: 9786497445
E-mail address: jdownes@dunstablepd.us
Brief Description: C.E.R.T. members will assist during emergency circumstances involving weather related events. C.E.R.T. members may be called on to complete damage assessments, public notifications, evacuations, light search and rescue, Etc. The C.E.R.T. program may provide needed skills to individuals considering law enforcement as a career or individuals wishing to help others. Valuable training will be received in an environment of camaraderie.


Name of Program: Acushnet CERT
Point of Contact: Edward Caron
Phone Number: 5089980295
E-mail address: ecaron@acushnetema.com
Brief Description: The Acushnet CERT/Special Services Unit assists with numerous public service events in Acushnet and neighboring communities. CERT also has assisted with clearing roadways during storms and has provided assistance with pumping out flooded home basements. During public events our team has also assisted with Traffic and crowd control and emergency lighting when needed.


Name of Program: Plymouth CERT
Point of Contact: Aaron Wallace
Phone Number: 5088335801
E-mail address: awallace@townhall.plymouth.ma.us


Name of Program: Barnstable County Sheriff's Office CERT
Point of Contact: Joseph Gordon
Phone Number: 5085634319
E-mail address: jgordon@bsheriff.net


Name of Program: Tri-EPIC CERT
Point of Contact: Terri Gough
Phone Number: 5082482276
E-mail address: terri.gough@townofcharlton.net
Brief Description: Our regional class just graduated thirty six new members. We will be offering a full range of continual trainings on a by monthly basis. Our CERT members will also participate in our upcoming drill events as well as public awareness fairs for public education in emergency prepardness.


Name of Program: Northbridge CERT
Point of Contact: Gary Nestor
Phone Number: 5082348448
E-mail address: gnestor@northbridgemass.org


Name of Program: Wellesley CERT
Point of Contact: Richard DeLorie
Phone Number: 7812351300
E-mail address: rdelorie@wellesleyma.gov
Brief Description: Wellesley CERT meets 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. No meetings in July and August. Wellesley Fire Headquarters 457 Worcester St. Open to public...new members welcome For additional information email Chief DeLorie: rdelorie@wellesleyma.gov


Name of Program: Sunderland CERT
Point of Contact: Marc Tremblay
Phone Number: 4133202335
E-mail address: MarcFTremblay@comcast.net
Brief Description: Applying for new CERT Submission. All activities, training , etc will be addressed once training is established and / or the training by laws / schedule / mission is addressed.


Name of Program: Whitman CERT
Point of Contact: Timothy Grenno
Phone Number: 7816189860
E-mail address: tgrenno@whitman-ma.gov
Brief Description: CERT meets regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Central Fire Station, 56 Temple Street at 7PM. Monthly meetings, training sessions, participation in Hurricane Drills and activation in all of the storm emergencies to provide sheltering, transportation, security and assist those with flooded homes or without power. The CERT Rehab Unit, operated by a CERT crew, provides refreshments and shelter at all working fires in Whitman and local area. We are always seeking new members.


Name of Program: Lowell CERT
Point of Contact: George Rose
Phone Number: 9786741220
E-mail address: grose@lowellma.gov
Brief Description: The City of Lowell, MA has done a wonderful job developing initial training. We are now working to develop an organized team. The goal is to better organize the trained CERT member by continuing education and exercising training.


Name of Program: Attleboro CERT
Point of Contact: Scott Lachance
Phone Number: 5082222325
E-mail address: ChiefLachance@CityofAttleboro.us


Name of Program: Amherst CERT
Point of Contact: Walter Nelson Jr.
Phone Number: 4132593082
E-mail address: nelsonw@amherstma.gov
Brief Description: Our CERT is made up primarily of healthcare providers/professionals with training and experience that cuts across the spectrum.


Name of Program: North Reading CERT
Point of Contact: Theophilos Kuliopulos
Phone Number: 9786644536
E-mail address: emd@northreadingma.gov
Brief Description: The CERT will be used to manage a shelter, assist in mass inoculations, assist the Emergency Management Director, check on the elderly and people with disabilities during emergencies.


Name of Program: Mansfield CERT
Point of Contact: Robert Button
Phone Number: 5082617307
E-mail address: rbutton@mansfieldma.com
Website address: http://www.citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: Mansfield EMA-CERT's Mission is to educate and train the Citizens of our Community in Multi Hazard preparedness. By constant exposure of our team to the public at Community events and disseminating brochures and info packets we hope to raise the level of awareness of the average citizen. This will make us a better prepared Community, a more self-reliant resident base and hopefully lessen the damage, loss and burden on the First Responders.


Name of Program: Cohasset CERT
Point of Contact: Rich Hynes
Phone Number: 6178353890
E-mail address: rich.hynes@hotmail.com
Brief Description: Cohasset has completed its second Basic CERT Training. Cohasset has 30 Voulunteers . 2 FEMA certified instructors, 2 FEMA certified Program Managers. The team will meet quarterly . 2013 additional training; CPR, animal sheltering. Glenn Pratt Rich Hynes DEM CERT Mgr, 30 Clay Spring Road, Cohasset 02025 rich.hynes@hotmail.com 508-395-3308, 781-383-0944


Name of Program: Stoughton CERT
Point of Contact: Nicholas Pirelli
Phone Number: 7813443170
E-mail address: cert@nickpirelli.org
Website address: http://www.stoughton.org/Fire/
Brief Description: New Team


Name of Program: Harwich CERT
Point of Contact: Babara Ann Foley
Phone Number: 5084307550
E-mail address: harwichem@yahoo.com


Name of Program: Bolton CERT
Point of Contact: Wesley Durant
Phone Number: 9787792203
E-mail address: cdurant@bolton-ma.gov


Name of Program: Sandwich CERT
Point of Contact: Larry Machado
Phone Number: 5088880525
E-mail address: lmachado@townofsandwich.net


Name of Program: Middleborough CERT
Point of Contact: Cindi Hannigan
Phone Number: 5089462461
E-mail address: BO633@aol.com
Brief Description: CERT program in the Fire Department was partnered with the local MRC program in the past. This is program is now running inconjunction with MRC and the Health Department.


Name of Program: Worcester CERT
Point of Contact: Sandy Mawdsley
Phone Number: 5087991776
E-mail address: Mawdsleys@worcesterma.gov
Brief Description: Worcester CERT is organizing a team under the direction of Worcester Emergency Management. Details on upcoming informational meetings for prospective volunteers will be forthcoming. If interested in aiding New England's second largest city in the event of an emergency or large scale event, please call the Office of Emergency Management at 508-799-8093 or visit www.worcesterma.gov/ready .


Name of Program: Arlington CERT
Point of Contact: Joseph Marshall
Phone Number: 7818448220
E-mail address: jmarshall753@rcn.com
Brief Description: Train the trainer class being conducted at this point. New CERT class begining Oct. 2012


Name of Program: Falmouth CERT
Point of Contact: Daniel DiNardo
Phone Number: 5084571659
E-mail address: ravensnests1@live.com
Brief Description: The Town of Falmouth CERT conducts monthly training at the Falmouth Fire Rescue Headquarters and at other training sites. All training is open to the public and all are welcome.


Name of Program: Holyoke CERT
Point of Contact: Stephen Riffenburg
Phone Number: 4135337275
E-mail address: sriffenburg@comcast.net
Website address: http://www.holyoke.org/
Brief Description: The Holyoke CERT Program is a function of the City of Holyoke Emergency Management Team under the direction of the Emergency Management Director.


Name of Program: Mendon CERT
Point of Contact: Mark Bucchino
Phone Number: 5084735330
E-mail address: mbucchino@mendonpublicsafety.com


Name of Program: Malden CERT
Point of Contact: Ron Cochran
Phone Number: 7813977000
E-mail address: rcochran@cityofmalden.org


Name of Program: Nahant CERT
Point of Contact: Michael Halley
Phone Number: 7817606904
E-mail address: mhalley@nahantpolice.org
Brief Description: Nahant is in the process of creating a local Cert team. Additional information regarding how to apply and training dates will provided in the next several months.


Name of Program: Harvard CERT
Point of Contact: Patricia Natoli
Phone Number: 9784568276
E-mail address: pnatoli@harvard.ma.us
Brief Description: The Harvard CERT will conduct and train the community to assist in all types of emergency's for our area.


Name of Program: Foxborough CERT
Point of Contact: Richard Letson
Phone Number: 5089678125
E-mail address: Foxborough.Cert@gmail.com
Brief Description: Thank you for Everyone that came to the CERT info night on Tuesday 8/27/2013


Name of Program: Hingham CERT
Point of Contact: Mark Duff
Phone Number: 7817411416
E-mail address: chiefmjd@hingham-ma.gov


Name of Program: Rutland CERT
Point of Contact: Sandra Innamorati
Phone Number: 5088864107
E-mail address: davsan1997@gmail.com
Website address: http://www.rutlandfire.org/RFD/Default.htm
Brief Description: Rutland CERT is dedicated to helping the people of the Town of Rutland and central Massachusetts through disaster preparedness education and outreach programs. Meetings are normally held on the third Thursday of each month. If you are interested in joining the Rutland, MA CERT, please email with your contact details to rutland.cert@gmail.com


Name of Program: Southborough CERT
Point of Contact: Neal Aspesi
Phone Number: 5084853235
E-mail address: naspesi@southboroughma.com
Website address: http://www.southboroughcertmrc.org


Name of Program: Wayland CERT
Point of Contact: Douglas Leard
Phone Number: 5089225778
E-mail address: dougleard@realtour4u.com
Website address: http://www.waylandlepc.com/waylandlepc.com/Welcome.html
Brief Description: Each day, without advanced notice, an emergency event could happen to you, your family, your community or your place of business. Are you prepared? Do you have a plan in place? When an emergency happens, it is too late to go shopping and to make a disaster plan. In the event of a "major" event occurring, dialing "911" may not bring the rapid response you anticipate. Ask about and sign up for our next CERT training program. Do it NOW! DON'T BE CAUGHT OFF GUARD! BE PREPARED!


Name of Program: Massachusetts Maritime Academy CERT
Point of Contact: Helder Lobo
Phone Number: 7746445323
E-mail address: helder.lobo@maritime.edu
Website address: https://sites.google.com/site/certmma
Brief Description: Massachusetts Maritime Academy CERT was created to provide our emergency management students with hands on, practical life saving skills that they can use here on campus and at home within their communities. We also are available to deploy to any agency within the county of barnstable. We mainly have worked with the barnstable county Sheriffs CERT team but we hope local communities use our emergency management cadets as a local resource in the event of a local emergency.


Name of Program: Wrentham CERT
Point of Contact: Scott Langlands
Phone Number: 5082501820
E-mail address: kb1smu@arrl.net
Brief Description: Wrentham is standing up a CERT program as of April 2013. Currently the members are attending joint training with Norton/Mansfield EMA. It is our goal to certify our own trainers, participate in community events and to hold additional training on search and rescue, traffic control and sheltering.


Name of Program: Southwick CERT
Point of Contact: Charles Dunlap
Phone Number: 4135690308
E-mail address: ema@southwickma.net
Website address: http://www.southwickema.org
Brief Description: Training and meetings are held the first Monday and second Wednesday of the month. CERT members provide assistance to Southwick Public Safety, and assist with EOC and shelter operations, and provide emergency communications by ARES and RACES.


Name of Program: New Braintree/Hardwick CERT
Point of Contact: Eric Vollheim
Phone Number: 5088672071
E-mail address: stonedance@comcast.net
Brief Description: The CERT program in New Braintree goes back to a training class in 2006. Several members were very involved in staffing the shelter set up for the Ice Storm of 2008.We started a class last March and 8 graduates joined the Team. Another class finished up in November and we gained 4 more Team members. We are connected through training to North Brookfield's CERTeam as well as the Teams in Warren and Gardner.


Name of Program: Region 4b CERT
Point of Contact: Alison Minkoff
Phone Number: 6176653871
E-mail address: aminkoff@challiance.org
Brief Description: Region 4b CERT team is aimed at supplimenting the already existing CERT teams in our Region. We are mainly looking to cross train MRC volunteers in the Region and to form a Regional CERT team within our larger MRC group. However, we are always looking to recruit new volunteers.


Name of Program: Plainville CERT
Point of Contact: Michael Struss
Phone Number: 5086955252
E-mail address: mstruss@plainville.ma.us
Brief Description: The Town of Plainville is looking start a CERT team. This team will be responsible to assist the town in various functions. These functions will include: Firefighter Rehab Assisting during storms, Assisting to direct crowds Lite search and rescue operations Assisting in disaster medical operations Terrorist attacks Simple fire suppression during emergencies,


Name of Program: Southeastern Regional Vocational High School CERT
Point of Contact: Jeffrey Bohning
Phone Number: 5082301200
E-mail address: JBohning@sersd.org
Brief Description: Cert started in 2011 due to interest from Students in community service as well disaster preparedness.


Name of Program: Webster CERT
Point of Contact: Brian Hickey
Phone Number: 5089493875
E-mail address: bhickey@webster-ma.gov
Brief Description: We are affiliated with the TRIEPIC CERT Team


Name of Program: Lynnfield CERT
Point of Contact: Michael Feinberg
Phone Number: 7813345152
E-mail address: mfeinberg@town.lynnfield.ma.us
Brief Description: This is a new CERT program still in the development stages.


Name of Program: Watertown Fire Department CERT
Point of Contact: Brian Rand
Phone Number: 6179726516
E-mail address: brand@fire.watertown-ma.gov
Brief Description: CERT Team is currently forming/recruiting. Information to follow.


Name of Program: Otis CERT
Point of Contact: Roberta Sarnacki
Phone Number: 4132690100
E-mail address: rsarnacki@gmail.com
Brief Description: The Otis CERT team meets on a monthly basis. We have a group of extremely motivated individuals that have a wide variety of expertise. Our team is currently being trained in CPR and First Aid, HazMat identification, and Use of Tablet computers for Incident management. Team members will aid our Emergency Management Team with tasks such as shelter staffing, parking, search and rescue, crime prevention, etc. Please contact Chief Roberta Sarnacki @ rsarnacki@gmail.com for more info.