Community Response Team Members Complete Training

RAHWAY – Community members recently completed training to be a part of Rahway’s Community Emergency Response Team #2.

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 Rahway Police Department will offer the training program again next spring. For more information or an application, call Detective William Eicholz at (732) 827-2079 or

Pictured above are members of Rahway CERT Team after completing training at the Union County Fire Academy in Linden / Vivian Baker, Marion P. Calland, Drew Davis, Bill Allen, Dale Power, Karen Schall, Paul Schroeder, Pat Deering, Chris Demers, Brian Garland, Vladimir Calderon, Susana Trasente, Ray Lopez, Israel Oladimeji Owdeye, Michael Philipone, Marianne Power, Craig Kapiloff and not pictured Melinda Maysonet and Anthony Soudatt. (Photo courtesy of the Rahway Police Department)

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