Posted: December 27, 2016
Join the Vernon Township Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and become better prepared to respond to emergency situations right here in your own community.
CERT members give critical support to first responders in emergencies, provide immediate assistance to victims, organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site, and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.
CERT members receive basic level training free of charge, including materials and equipment, in the following areas:
- basic first aid
- family disaster preparedness
- disaster fire suppression
- medical operations
- CERT operations
- disaster mental health
- basic emergency management
- disaster simulation
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Interested in joining? Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must reside or work in Vernon Township. Those who are accepted will receive approximately 30 hours of training over a period of several weeks.
For more information, contact 973.764.4055, ext. 2240.