Serve your community!
The Wayne Township Office of Emergency Management directs the Office of Homeland Security’s Citizen Corps program and has formed a township Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). These volunteer CERT teams have been created at the local level across the United States with the cooperation of county and state Offices of Emergency Management.
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.
CERT members receive basic level training free of charge, including materials and equipment, in the following areas:
- Basic first aid
- Family disaster preparedness
- Disaster fire suppression
- Medical operations
- CERT operations
- Disaster mental health
- Basic emergency management
- Disaster simulation and skills review
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program prepares citizens in basic emergency preparedness and response skills with instruction from the Town’s professional emergency services personnel. CERT is part of the National Homeland Security Citizen Corp program.
Training will begin in late October and will include: basic first aid and disaster medical operations, disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, light search and rescue operations, and terrorism awareness. At the conclusion of the training program, a field skills exercise will be given and graduates will receive a disaster tool kit.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must reside or work in Wayne Township. Those who are accepted will receive approximately 30 hours of training over a period of several weeks. Should you have any questions about the program, please contact Detective Capt. Jason Goller, at 973-694-0600 ext. 3584 or email CERT.