The City of Malden now has a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The Team consists of resident volunteers who join Malden first responders and public safety officials in the event of an emergency or when additional assistance is needed to keep our City safe. This volunteer opportunity will enable more residents to get involved in helping their community.
Community Emergency Response Teams are part of a program created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that help to educate people about disaster preparedness and train them in basic disaster-response skills. CERT volunteers are required to complete a 20-hour training course that will prepare them to help their community in the event of a significant public safety emergency, such as a tornado or other disaster. Prospective CERT members must be 18 years or older, pass a CORI background check and pre-interview with the Malden Emergency Management Team; and be willing to participate in 20 hours of C.E.R.T. training.