The Ridgefield Community Emergency Response Team will train in November on how to deal with downed wires, in part because the region has seen so many over the last few years.
"We've had big storms every fall for four years," said Dick Aarons, deputy emergency management director for the town of Ridgefield. Aarons was alerting CERT team members of the training opportunity Monday.
A community CERT team is a group of trained volunteers who help out the town during emergencies. They help with traffic, with evacuations of the elderly, with checking well being, first aid and other tasks. Aarons said the Redding training is really part of routine training all the greater Danbury area CERT teams go through every year.
The trainings aren't open to the public, but the public is asked to join CERT teams when they are formed every year, Aarons said.
The Redding training will be conducted by CL&P, and is open to CERT teams throughout the greater Danbury planning region, which is called the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials.