Somerset County Offers Free Disaster-Preparedness Course
Think Safety – Plan, Prepare, Protect
HILLSBOROUGH – Somerset County Freeholder Sara Sooy urges residents to enroll in a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course. Learn how to protect yourself and your family during a disaster. The deadline to register is Friday, March 1. The class limited to 25 students.
Register and receive certification for this free, month-long CERT course to be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 19, 21, 26 and 28 and April 2 and 9, from 7 to 10 p.m., and Saturdays March 30 and April 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy, 402 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.
This CERT program educates and trains residents about disaster preparedness and response skills for disasters that may affect the area. Participants will learn about fire safety, search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.
The class will discuss the different types of emergencies that can occur in our area, and teach residents how to respond appropriately. With the severe fluctuations in weather and other disasters that have occurred recently across the U.S., it’s vital that residents stay informed and prepared.
The course is free to anyone 18 years of age and above who resides in Somerset County. Students must complete all modules in order to receive a certificate.
To register by mail or fax, complete both the registration form and the Hold Harmless Agreement; mail to the Somerset County OEM, Attention: CERT, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876 or fax to (908) 725-5077.