Hoboken Seeks Volunteers to Grow Community Emergency Response Team

Hoboken, NJ - Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The City of Hoboken invites members of the community to join its 100-strong and growing Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). State-certified trainers will hold a series of free CERT classes on two weekends in October.

Those interested in joining Hoboken CERT can submit an online application at:

Participation in CERT requires the successful completion of a training course on a range of subject matter specific to emergency response and disaster relief.

All classes will be held at the Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street starting at 8:00am sharp and concluding at 4:00pm. There will be a 1 hour lunch break between modules.

The training schedule for October 2017 is as follows:
10/21/2017 – Disaster preparedness & Fire safety
10/22/2017 – Disaster medical operations 1 & Disaster medical operations 2
10/28/2017 – Light search and rescue operations & CERT organization
10/29/2017 – Disaster psychology & Terrorism in CERT

The final drill and exercise location and date will be announced during the class. Participants must attend every module of training as well as participate in the final emergency simulation exercise in order to receive certification as a fully trained CERT Team member.

Upon completion of the training, each participant will be issued a CERT Member Emergency Kit. No prior experience is required and the training is free.

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