Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be offered at the Bergen Law and Public Safety Institute in Mahwah starting Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. The training provides residents with basic skills and information on what to do before, during and after a disaster to aid themselves, their family and their community.
There is no cost to participate in the CERT training course which will begin on Wednesday, February 27 from 7 to 9:30 p.m., and will run for seven weeks. An additional 5-week extender option is now available for those wishing to complete the Bergen County Animal Response Team (CART) training.
[According to its Facebook page, CART works with other emergency response agencies to rescue, shelter and care for animals during natural and other disaster situations.]
At the completion of the program, basic CERT safety equipment will be issued to each participant. Class size is limited, so immediate registration is encouraged to insure a place in this class.
For more information and a course application, Mahwah residents should visit the website at www.mahwahcert.org or contact Allan Becker by at (201) 960-1932.
Mahwah Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an all-volunteer organization made up of residents who are while serving the community in other ways during non-emergency times. CERT is part of a national program and is organized locally under the auspices of the Mahwah Office of Emergency Management.
The above was submitted by the Mahwah CERT Team.