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The Rahway Police Department is looking for people who want to make a difference in our community. Community Emergency Response Team (Cert) program is designed to train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their community. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

The events of September 11th will never be forgotten; also not forgotten is how the spirit of America was awakened that day and citizens came forth to volunteer their services.

The CERT program is designed to train and set up communications between First Responders and the community to save lives following a major disaster. There will be eight (8) sessions (20 hours) consisting of the following topics: Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Operations Part 1, Disaster Medical Operations Part 2, Light Search & Rescue Operations, Disaster Psychology & Team Organization, Terrorism, and a Final Practical exercise realistic to this community.

The Rahway Police Department is now accepting applications from people within the Rahway Community who are at least 21 years old and are interested in becoming a part of the CERT Team. Please contact the Rahway Police Department to find out when the next training session will be held. The program will consist of seven (7) classes and a practical exercise. The practical exercise date will be determined at the first class meeting. There be will no cost for this training.

Applications may be obtained at the Rahway Police Department.

For More Information, Contact:

Detective William Eicholz