Being better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities.
It's all part of the community emergency response team course in Easthampton.
The course is taught by a trained team of first responders so that CERT community members can help in times of crisis.
The Easthampton CERT classes just started Monday night.
Any town residents interested in joining the team should contact the Fire Chief at 413.527.4200 ext. 2150 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.