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CERT Asks Residents to Train for Animal, Other Emergencies

Training for the Emergency Response team and the Bergen County Animal Response Team will be offered in Mahwah this February

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.

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