Welcome to the Clifton Park
Emergency Preparedness Programs

Disasters and emergencies can strike our community at any time, and local citizens can play a vital role in supporting police, fire, rescue and other emergency responders. We have been reminded of this during the 2008 ice storm and Tropical Storms Irene and Lee in 2011.

In the midst of that emergency, an outpouring of selflessness and a willingness to help each other spread throughout our community. CERT volunteers established a shelter and staffed the facility. Dozens of volunteers maintained generators to power traffic signals at crucial town intersections and manned phones at town hall to keep the public informed. Others contacted our special needs residents through the town's R.U.OK program. It was that spirit - neighbors helping neighbors - that helped Clifton Park emerge from the storm as an even better community than before.

To help keep that spirit alive, I invite you to take an active role in making Clifton Park a safer, stronger and better prepared community by joining the town's Community Emergency Response Team. Citizen Corps and CERT provide basic education and training to residents to ensure that they learn how to make their families, their homes and their communities safer from the threats of emergencies, terrorism and local disasters.

Working together, we can ensure our well-being and continued liberty. I hope that you will consider joining CERT or any other community volunteer group.

Town Supervisor

Phil Barrett

Community Emergency Response Team Training - Spring 2012


CERT & Citizen Corps Mission
To provide a platform from which to empower local citizens to better prepare for and respond to, emergency situations through education, training, and volunteering. And create opportunities for local citizens to contribute in assisting their neighbors and supporting their community against threats of terrorism, public health issues, natural disasters and crime.


Get Prepared for "All hazards"

NYS Citizen Preparedness Program Newsletter

Emergency Supply Kit Information

Business Emergency Plan

Get Ready - Make A Plan

Helpful Financial Resources

Flood Safety Information

What's Your Readiness Quotient?

If you have access to a smartphone or mobile device:

Online:


Informative Videos

Message from FEMA for Citizens
How to Assemble a Disaster Preparedness Kit
 


Future Plans

  • Conduct and document Community Assets Resource listings, complied jointly by the Town Fire Prevention Bureau and Planning Dept. GIS to map and identify potential Hazardous Materials locations.

  • Identifying sponsors for: National Night Out, Free Vial Of Life packets.

  • Develop protocols and contacts for alternative sheltering of pets during disasters.

  • Organize an Emergency Services Open House/Tour day event in the Spring




    Interested? Contact us to volunteer with the Council or join our CERT Team today.
    Emergency Management Institute's Introduction to CERT Self Study Class
 


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