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Posted on: May 3, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Health Department's Emergency Response Team Grows.

Spring 2017 Emergency Response Team graduates

Eighteen more emergency response volunteers have completed their training to join the Emergency Response Team (ERT), which helps the Norwalk Health Department (NHD) prepare for and respond to emergencies. Mayor Harry Rilling and Director of Health Tim Callahan recognized the volunteers at a celebration on Tuesday, May 2, at the Health Department.

These volunteers—community members with both medical and non-medical backgrounds—donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies. They will also help to promote healthy living throughout the year. This second class of ERT members includes a range of professions from an aerospace engineer to day care providers, IT professionals and accountants, registered nurses and marketing professionals, among others.  

The group will continue to meet monthly, building on their initial training and testing their skills through tabletop exercises and drills. ERT members will support the ongoing programs and services provided by the Health Department. 

The next ERT training program will be held in Fall 2017, and spaces are available for the next class of volunteers. People who enjoy giving back to their community, are at least 18 years old, and are interested in joining the ERT should contact Donna Schlegel, Volunteer Coordinator, at for more information. 

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