Mahwah Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an all-volunteer organization made up of residents who are trained to support professional first responders (police, fire, EMTs, et al.) in all types of emergency situations 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.

Mahwah, NJ – December 13, 2013 – The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT/CART) training will be offered at the Bergen Law and Public Safety Institute in Mahwah starting in the New Year on Tuesday, January 14th, at 7pm.  The training covers exciting topics such as Disaster Preparedness, Terrorism Awareness, and Animal Rescue, and 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/CART training course which will begin on Tuesday, January 14th, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, and will run on Tuesday evenings for   twelve weeks.  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 telephone at 201-960-1932 or by email atmahwahcert@optonline.net.

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