The New Milford Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) conducted a shelter drill at The Maxx.

The drill was held in conjunction with Noah's Wish Animal Rescue.

The Maxx on Railroad Street was set up similar to what it would be in the event of an emergency.

In the event of an emergency requiring shelter be provided for residents, the town would order a shelter to be opened.

New Milford would have two shelters: a short-term one at The Maxx and a long-term one at Sarah Noble Intermediate School.

Both shelters would be equipped with a generator.

The local CERT, the American Red Cross and several community partners would operate the shelters.

Noah's Wish would provide care for pets.

For more information about CERT, visit