Administering the Loyalty Oath
Among the other duties of the local Emergency Management Director in Connecticut is the administration of the statutorily required “Loyalty Oath” to local volunteer civil preparedness force members such as the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members and Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Members. Conn. Gen. Stat. §28-12 requires members of civil preparedness organizations to take a loyalty oath every two years. On or before August 15th of each year the local Emergency Management Directors must submit loyalty oath logs to their DEMHS Regional Coordinator.