Graduates of Wilton/New Canaan CERT basic training class are, from left, in back, Nancy Liptrot, Richard Hubli, Tom Raleigh, and Brian McDermott of Wilton, John Owen of New Canaan, Sonny Kern of Wilton, Geoff Stafford and Gale Stafford of New Canaan, John Ragazzini, Jane Burns and Gregory Bargon of Ridgefield, and Diane Palmento of New Canaan. In front are Toni Buccino of Ridgefield, Dinesh Sardana and David Arthur of Wilton, and Sharon Tauber and John Emert of New Canaan. The six-session class concluded Nov. 16 with 23 people graduating. Fifteen were from Wilton and as of last week, 12 planned on joining CERT.

CERT students practice the buddy team approach to put out a small fire behind the firehouse. — John Stewart photos