The New Milford Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will offer October classes for the CERT program.

The classes and information are intended to help participants in the event of a disaster.

The course is open to anyone in the state. A manual will be provided free of charge sponsored by FEMA and Connecticut's Homeland Security office.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to become a member of the New Milford CERT.

Classes will be held every Monday and Tuesday in October from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. For more information and regstriation, call Karen Mangin at 203-648-5540 or Al Tani (203-223-9840). To learn more about CERT, visit www.newmilfordcert.org.