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.
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
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:
Message from FEMA for Citizens
How to Assemble a Disaster Preparedness Kit
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.
Management Institute's Introduction to CERT Self Study Class