Community Emergency Response Team

Responsibilities & Services

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be responsible for assisting the Town during emergencies and disasters upon being activated by the Town. Responsibilities shall consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in coordinating and providing on-site / residential emergency relief such as transportation to doctors, delivery / supply of oxygen, etc. such as may not be provided at shelters
  • Assist in providing a communication link between residents and emergency responders / disaster coordinators, including the dissemination of information to the public on the status of disaster relief
  • Assist in the coordination with the Red Cross, local fire and rescue departments, and other organizations with the establishment of shelters
  • Assist in the operation of shelters, including providing food, first aide, sleeping facilities, and comfort to residents during emergencies and disasters
  • Compliance with the Emergency Management Plan


  • Christine Bourgeois, Team Leader
  • Arlene Schmidt, Assistant Team Leader
  • Darlene Allen
  • John Blaum
  • Charles Weintraub
  • Elaine Briceland
  • Laura Crummack
  • Helen Endres R.N.
  • Barbara Floryshak
  • Kathy Kimball
  • Lynn Mayack
  • Alan Miller
  • Laura Principe

The New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program will be February 13, 2024 at 5:00 pm located at the Malta Community Center