Citizens Receive Emergency Response Training

RAHWAY—The newest members of Rahway’s Community Emergency Response Team have successfully completed a training program conducted by the Rahway Police Department.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

The program will be offered again in September. For more information or an application, call Officer William Eicholz at (732) 827-2079.

Members of the Rahway Community Response Team training at the Union County Fire Academy in Linden. Pictured above: Judi Dimaio, Omayra Acevedo, Christen Mandela, Tara Tilton, Chris Gonczik, Dennis Kirk, William Taylor, Jean Robertson, Denise B. Brevard, Greg Gillespie, Chuck Sweetman, John Pencak, David Stuart, Russ Painter, Debbie Painter, John Mazurick, Ed Kelly, PO William Oplinger, PO William Eicholz training coordinators.

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