CVFD is made up of dedicated volunteers who are enthusiastic about helping their neighbors and community. We are looking for new members to join our department in both the Fire and EMS divisions. We also have a Junior department for younger members. Some of our members participate as both medical and fire personnel. To start the process get an application for membership at the Cornwall Town Office.
According to the state of CT website:
“The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.” *Source: http://www.ct.gov/demhs/cwp/view.asp?a=2610&q=527962