Past Events

 
 
 

 Events in which CERT members participated in starting from most current to 2005

 

2017 - New Member Graduation Ceremony at Westport Police Department HQ

 

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2017 - Feb, 24-26 - New Member Training

An intensive weekend training was held at the Westport Fire Dept and the Westport Police Department. 21 students successfully completed the program.   

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2016 - December 31 - Supported Westport First Night New Year's Eve Celebration 

A group of CERT members volunteered to help out in the annual, New Year's Eve "First Night" event in Westport. We helped at three different venues by answering questions; guiding and directing people to the different events and making sure that they felt welcome.

Some of us had to improvise and anticipate needs such as replenishing hot water for tea at the Bigelow Warm up Center while others helped maintain order and make sure performers had all the equipment they needed.

By wearing our CERT vest and cap we gained visibility and received thanks from many people for being there to help out.
 
We all had fun and left with the satisfaction of knowing that we were providing a service to our community.
             
Good job CERT volunteers!! This was our first, "First Night" but probably will not be our last!!

 

 2016 - November 20 - Annual Stamford Balloon Parade

 

 

 

On November 20, 2016 Westport CERT was asked by the Stamford police department to assist them in providing crowd and traffic control during their annual balloon parade. Following are the key points of this event which was well thought out and executed.

Stamford asked for and received CERT assistance from Westport and several other local towns.

All volunteers met before the parade at the Stamford Civic Center and were briefed on their assigned locations and briefed on basic crowd control.  Small teams were formed for each location, each having a Stamford CERT member as the team leader. Every two adjacent locations were covered by a Stamford police officer who CERT members were instructed to contact in case of any difficult situations.  Each CERT member was given a two-way radio to check in and to report any incidents to a central command post.

Because the weather was cold and windy, the crowds were light and the balloons were not flown. The parade proceeded smoothly, the crowds were generally cooperative and there were no known incidents. 

After the parade ended, all CERT teams returned to the Civic Center to turn in their radios and advise the Stamford event manager what went right and what improvements could be made for next year’s parade.

This event was a great opportunity to meet and interact with members of other CERT teams in the area.

 

 2016 - September 11 - 9/11 United Charity Motorcycle Event / Traffic Control Route 7 - Wilton, CT
 2016 - September 10 - Workshop, CERT in School Emergencies, Fairfield, CT
 2016 - August 26 - Westport CERT Picnic and Oath, Ned Dimes Marina Boathouse, Westport, CT
 2016 - June 30 - Compo Beach Fireworks, People and Traffic Control Duties -  Westport, CT
2016 April 24 - Westport CERT and Westport EMS Open House, Westport, CT 
2015 August 30 - CT United Ride, Wilton, CT  
2015 May 25 - Memorial Day Parade - Westport, CT
2015 May 18 - SART Meeting, Norwalk Fire Department, Norwalk, CT
2015 May 3 - Hands for Life Event - Westport/Weston Family YMCA, Westport, CT
2015 March 14 - Emergency Shelter Exercise - Lapham Community Center, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT 
2015 February 21 - Shelter Fundamentals Training - Monroe Senior Center - Monroe, CT
2014 December 10 - Functional Needs Training Session - Monroe, Senior Center
2014 November 9th - Annual CERT Training - CT Fire Academy, Windsor Locks 
2014 October 16 - 7th Annual Citizen Corps Confence - Water's Edge - Westbrook, CT
2014  August 27 - Westport CERT Picnic - Ned Dimes Marina Boathouse

2014 June 23 Shelter Exercise at Staples High School in Westport 

2013 May 3 - May 5 - "Westport CERT Weekend" Basic Training Class

2012 September 9 - 9/11 United Charity Motorcycle Event - Wilton Route 7 - Traffic Control

2012 September 23 - CERT Weekend - Windsor Locks Fire Academy

2012 October 29 - November 2 - Hurricane Sandy - Long Lots School Emer. Shelter -  Operation and Mgmt.

2012 May 28 - Memorial Day Parade

2012 May 18 - League of Women Voters - Westport Charity Sale - Traffic Control within Parking Area

2012 June 26 - Tent City Exrcise - Sherwood Island State Park - Traffic Control within Exercise Area

2012 June 2 - DEMHS Region 1 Search & Rescue Exercise - Wilton CT

2012 July 30 - Statewide Hurricane Exercise - "Code Red" Activation Test

2012 August 29 - CERT Summer Meeting - Westport Compo Beach

2012 April 28 - Mini Maker Faire - Westport Library and Jesup Green - Traffic Control within Parking Area

2011 September 11 - 9/11 United Charity Motorcycle Event , Wilton Route 7 - Traffic Control

2011 November 5 - DEMHS Region 1 MN North Exercise - New Canaan Railroad Station - Logistics and Traffic Ctrl.

2011 May 30 - Activation for Westport Memorial Day Parade

2011 March 18-20 - CERT Basic Training Class - Westport Police and Fire Departments Classrooms

2011 July 1 - Westport Compo Beach Fireworks - Parking and Traffic Control

2011 August 27-28 - Westport Long Lots School Hurricane Irene Evacuation Shelter Operation

2010 October 23 - Westport Animal Shelter Advocates (WASA) Event at Compo - Pedestrian Movement Control  

2010 October & November  - Westport & Weston Flu Clinics - Traffic and Pedestrian Movement within the Clinic

2010 May 8 - CERT Joint Shelter Exercise - New Canaan Waveny Park

2010 May 31 - Westport Memorial Day Parade - Marched and helped with Traffic Control 

2010 March 13 - 17 Westport Senior Center Emergency and Warmup Shelter Operation

2010 June 18 - "Field of Flags" Event - Westport Saugatuck Congregational Church - Traffic Control 

2010 July 21 - Westport Senior Center Emergency Shelter Operation

2010 July 2 - Westport Compo Beach Fireworks - Traffic Control and Parking

2010 December 1 - Winter Storm Tabletop Exercise - Fairfield Regional Fire School

2010 August 29 - 9/11 Charity Motorcycle Event - Wilton Route 7 Traffic Control

2009 Third of July - Westport Compo Beach Fireworks - Traffic Control and Parking

2009 September thru December - Westport Flu Clinics - Traffic and pedestrian movement within the clinic

2009 October 25 - WASA Show - Compo Beach - Pedestrian movement Control

2009 November 14 - Joint CERT Training Exercise - Westport Center for Senior Activities

2009 May 25 - Westport Memorial Day Parade - Marched and helped with traffic control

2009 June 7 - New Canaan Saxe Middle School - Lacrosse Jamboree - Traffic Control and Parking

2009 August 12 - Westport Center for Senior Activities - Emergency Shelter Exercise

2008 Third of July - Westport Fireworks Traffic Control

2008 September 6 and 7 - CERT Weekend at Fire Academy - Windsor Locks

2008 September 17 - Wilton Mass Casualty Incident Drill

2008 October 4 - Westport Fire Department Open House Emergency Preparedness Display 

2008 October 14 - New Canaan Waveny Park FCIAC Cross-Country Event Traffic and Parking Control

2008 November 1 - University of Bridgeport Hostage Taking Exercise - Traffic control and logistic support

2008 May 26 - Westport Memorial Day Parade - Marched and helped with Trafic Control

2008 March 26 and September 24 - CERT Loyalty Oath administered by Westport Fire Chief C. Ackley

2007 October 6 - Traffic Control and Display Fire Department Open House

2007 Third of July Westport Fireworks Traffic Control

2007 October 20 - Flu Vaccination Clinic at Bedford Middle School - Traffic and Internal Flow Control

2007 May 28 - Westport Memorial Day Parade - Marched and helped with Trafic Control

2007 June 3 - Luciano Park "Touch-a-Truck" Benefit Event

2007 February - Second Emergency Preparedness Volunteer Training

2007 December 14 - DUI Sobriety Checkpoint by Westport Police - Logistical Support

2007 April 21 - Metro North/Norwalk Full-Scale Exercise ** Staging Area Parking/Traffic Control  

2007 April 14-15 - Nor'easter ** Westport CERT Activation and Deployment

2006 Westport Weston Health District Mass Vaccination Drill

2006 Westport Memorial Day Parade - Marched and helped with Trafic Control

2006 Third of July Westport Fireworks Traffic Control

2006 September 2-3 - Storm ** Westport CERT Activation & Deployment

2006 Police Ride-Along program

2006 October - Wesport Weston Health District Flu Vaccination Clinic 

2006 Luciano Park "Touch-a-Truck" Benefit Event

2006 June - Disaster Preparedness Expo at Mid-Fairfield Red Cross

2006 July - Emergency Preparedness Volunteer Training

2006 Emergency Preparedness Presentations at Westport's Senior Services Committee

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2005 Memorial Day Parade

2005 "Ferry hitting pier accident" EMS Drill