Emergency Response Team Training for County Residents – Begins Monday
September 28, 2011
Cumberland County residents who would like to be part of a unique volunteer emergency response team are encouraged to register for a special nine-week training course that begins Monday, October 3rd.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept was created in California where officials recognized that in early stages of earthquakes and other disasters, professional responders can be overwhelmed. Basic training for civilians in disaster survival and rescue skills improves the ability of community members to survive until further assistance arrives.
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.
The nine-week course offers basic-level training in:
• Basic First Aid
• Family Disaster Preparedness
• Disaster Fire Suppression
• Medical Operations
• CERT Operations
• Disaster Mental Health
• Basic Emergency Management
• Disaster Simulation – Skills Review
All county residents who are at least 18 years old are eligible.
Begins Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Cumberland County 911 Center
637 Bridgeton Avenue, Bridgeton NJ 08302
6:30 – 9:30 PM
For information about registration, call 609-774-6362 or email CumberlandCoCERT@aol.com.