Heather Tietjen joined Wilton’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) three years ago because she had time on her hands and was looking for something to do that would benefit the community. She had some friends who were “certs” and so she checked it out. It has proved to be a meaningful experience for her.
Wilton CERT is inviting citizens to participate in its annual disaster preparedness training course starting Wednesday evening, Oct. 23. Participants will learn from experts how to protect themselves and their families in the event of a fire, large-scale emergency, or weather disaster. The interactive training course teaches many emergency and survival skills to keep citizens safe and to not become victims. The training is free, and those who complete it will be invited to join Wilton CERT, although there is no obligation to do so.