We're looking for a few good volunteers!!!


The mission of the Manchester CERT program is to respond as a team to assist local responders, the community, NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) such as American Red Cross and/or federal agencies in local and regional emergency incidents or public service events.

CERT teams are designed to support both the first responders and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) support functions.

CERT Missions:

To provide Manchester residents and first responders with a quality resource that is dedicated, trained and equipped to carry out special missions such as:

  1. EOC support functions; registration, documentation support, communications, runners and logistics support
  2. Mountain Bike Search and Rescue Team (MBSAR)
  3. Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue Team (CCSAR)
  4. Amateur (ham) radio communication, both voice and data (EmComm)
  5. Fire-Police response
  6. Emergency shelter operations
  7. Any other function ordered by the Town’s Emergency Manager or Town General Manager or their designees

Please contact the Office of Emergency Management at 860-647-5259 or e-mail, if you would like to volunteer for any of the following:

  • Do you have an interest in helping your neighbors during an emergency when all the Town's Emergency Responders are tied up at a major disaster? .
  • You have a four-wheel drive vehicle and would like to drive hospital staff to or from the hospital during a weather related emergency.
  • Would you like to volunteer as an emergency shelter worker during an emergency activation of one of our local evacuation shelters?
  • You are an amateur/ham radio operator.
  • You are interested in learning how to become part of our Search and Rescue teams (Canine or Mountain Bike or naviator team).
  • You have a special skill or would like to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Contact us: djanelle@manchesterct.gov

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