UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020: The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23: Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions): (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns): (757) 594-7069.
The Williamsburg Community Emergency Response Team program was implemented in order to educate the city residents about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their community. The CERT members are trained in order to help cope in the time period following a disaster when public safety personnel may be overwhelmed and unable to assist. Basic disaster response skills are taught, such as: fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
To learn more about the CERT program, please contact us at (757) 220-6220.
We are now accepting applications for our upcoming training to begin on September 19, 2019!