Upper West Side CERT

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Upper West Side Community Emergency Response Team (UWS CERT) are trained and certified citizen volunteers organized to provide auxiliary support to the emergency response efforts of the New York Police and Fire DepartmentsUWS CERT Volunteers of Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

We are part of New York City CERT, a program of the New York City Emergency Management Department. NYCEM seeks to provide the highest level of emergency preparedness to New Yorkers as they face new challenges to safety and security in the 21st Century, and comprehensive emergency response, hazard planning, and disaster mitigation to New York City.

UWS CERT was organized through the coordinating efforts of Community Board 7 (CB7) and graduated its first CERT team in January 2007. It currently has 38 members: 32 civilian volunteers and six members attached to NYPD Patrol Borough Manhattan North. Its geographical boundaries correspond to those of CB7: W. 59 St. (south), the west half of Central Park (east), Cathedral Parkway (north), and the Hudson River (west).

UWS CERT is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation, registered in the state of New York.

 

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JOIN US! CERT is always looking to train motivated individuals to prepare for and respond to emergencies. Anyone looking for more information may call the CERT hotline at (718) 422-8585 or email cert@oem.nyc.gov.
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