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The Mendham Borough Office of Emergency Management is seeking more borough residents to volunteer with its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). MBOEM is offering a 2nd opportunity for residents that were unable to make it to the first basic training course that was held in November 2014. The first class was very successful.
CERT is a function of the office of emergency management. The CERT team will respond to disasters when they occur by assisting the office of emergency management with different types of emergency management tasks such as helping with shelters, assisting with traffic control, distributing supplies and checking in on fellow residents.
No prior experience is necessary!
All training and equipment will be provided by the Mendham Borough Office of Emergency Management!
Initial training for CERT will consist of only one weekend of basic training to be held in the Borough.
The CERT class will be held the weekend of 3/6/15 - 3/8/15, Friday evening 7:30pm-10pm, Saturday day 8:30am-4pm, Sunday morning 8:30am-12pm, time will be allocated for lunch and breaks.Training will be held at the Garabrant Center on Wilson St. Food and beverages will be provided during the course.
After the initial training is completed, CERT members will have a quarterly meeting or training exercise as determined by the OEM coordinator.
Applications to join the CERT team are available on the Borough website at:http://www.mendhamnj.org/FCpdf/CERTApplication.pdf or can be picked up at the Phoenix House.Applications to join the CERT team are due no later than Saturday 2/28/15.
Completed applications can be:
Emailed to: MendhamBoroughOEM@gmail.com
Nick Witczak OEM Coordinator
2 West Main St.
Mendham NJ 07945
Handed in at: the Phoenix House.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to the OEM Coordinator, Nick Witczak via phone at 973-922-0782 or email: MendhamBoroughOEM@gmail.com“
Additional information about CERT can be found at:http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/citizen/cert.html or http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams
The Mendham Borough Office of Emergency Management has a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MendhamNJOEM and encourages all residents to ‘like’ the page for updates from the borough office of emergency management”