City of Bristol CERT

4th Annual Bristol Community Response Team (CERT) Sponsored Blood and Food Drive 2024

Bristol CERT thanks the American Red Cross for conducting the blood drive and all who gave blood or volunteered their time to make it a great success. A total of 42 pints of blood were collected!! Many thanks to the Bristol Community for all the food donated during February. Also thank you to the Bristol City Hall, Libraries, Senior Center, Family Roots and the Elks Lodge for providing collection boxes. All proceeds were donated to the Agape House.



Mission Statement

 The City of Bristol Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is comprised of volunteer citizens, who are trained in basic life safety and emergency preparedness skills. The program is community based in order to provide rapid and safe care for our residents and to provide support to the City’s emergency personnel in the event of a major incident or large scale disaster. The Bristol CERT Team has made Shelter Administration its primary focus as a means of building team and community awareness, trust and reliability. The team has and will continue further training in order to provide residents and first responders with the most effective support. It will also focus on public education in order to increase the emergency preparedness of all residents in the community. The Bristol CERT Team will expand its mission over time and will specialize in, but not be limited to:
  • Shelter Management
  • Traffic Control
  • Support for City sponsored events
  • Ham radio Communications
  • Aid and assistance with Point of Distribution (POD) activities
  • Assistance with SUV (Spontaneous Unsolicited Volunteers)
  • Coordination with Web EOC
  • Public (Adult and Child) education for home emergency preparedness
  • Enhanced and expanded knowledge through specialized, invited trainers
  • Search & Rescue through training and being available to first responders when called upon

Monthly meetings are open to the public and held the 2nd Thursday of the month Jan-Nov at 6:30pm

at the Bristol Senior Center, Room 109 located at 240 Stafford Ave, Bristol, CT. 

Stop by and visit with us!