Mansfield/Norton/Plainville to offer CERT Training

Mansfield, Norton and Plainville Emergency Management Agencies are offering a joint Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. This program will begin Wednesday night, February 19, from 7- 9:30 PM at the Mansfield Emergency Management Agency, 35 County Street, Mansfield, MA  02048.

Mansfield/Norton/Plainville CERT training is a nine (9) week program meeting once a week, including CPR/First Aid/AED certification training and Final Exercise on two separate Saturdays.  The Mansfield/Norton/Plainville CERT program follows the national and state standards and the needs of our community. 

This program is open to all and will be limited to 30 participants.  Instructors will be from the Mansfield/ Norton Public Safety Community, state agencies as well as from the Mansfield/Norton Emergency Management Agencies.  You must complete all classes to receive a CERT Certificate and be eligible to apply for membership to Mansfield, Norton or Plainville CERT Team and Emergency Management Agency. This program is being offered at NO COST as a community outreach service by Mansfield/Norton/Plainville EMA and CERT Teams.  

For additional information and registration, please contact David Cramer, Deputy Director of Operations Mansfield EMA, Email: mansfieldema@comcast.net , Phone: 508-261-7307, Ray Cord, Deputy Director Norton EMA, Email: raycord@aol.com  or Michael Struss, Cert Coordinator Plainville EMA, Email: mstruss@plainville.ma.us .  Please include your full name, address, Email address and phone number.


Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) is a Citizen Corps program.  Visit the CERT web site at www.citizencorps.gov/cert.


Mansfield EMA will be offering optional CPR/First Aid/AED Training certification for attendees in addition to the CERT course.  In this course, students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches adult, child and infant CPR and AED use. Upon successful completion of the course, including a First Aid, CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED course completion card, valid for 2 years.


Contact information

Deputy Director David Cramer, Mansfield EMA




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