FREE Disaster Preparedness Training Course

Dan Zalewski, Eric Hubner, Bill Schaible, Mark Adubato, and Michael Sheehan, Parsippany CERT Member

PARSIPPANY — Flash floods, windstorms, blizzards and power outages have wreaked havoc on our township over the years, and we remember the wrath of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. In fact, we’ve had one federal disaster each of the last four years.

Would you know what to do to protect yourself and your family in the event of a disaster?

Mayor James Barberio and the Office of Emergency Management invite you to a FREE disaster preparedness training course, starting in April. The program is called the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and is a FEMA-approved project.

Classes will take place on four Wednesday evenings each week starting on Wednesday 20 April and will end with a practical exercise. Students will receive training in fire, emergency medical operations, disaster psychology, terrorism, light rescue, CERT organization, and disaster preparedness. Classes will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each evening.

Students must attend all sessions. Places are limited and pre-registration is required. Graduates will be invited to join the Parsippany CERT team. Click here for more information.