Training Topics
All CERT members attend a basic training class which is held at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute in Mahwah, New Jersey. Instruction is received in the following areas:
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Fire Suppression
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Terrorism Awareness
There are a total of 8 classes which are held during the evening. At the completion of the program, basic CERT safety equipment will be issued to each successful participant. CERT members receive additional training each year in the Township such as CPR, traffic/accident safety, mass casualty management, and sheltering operations.

CERT training is a great way to feel more empowered to protect yourself, your family and potentially your community.

Please note: CART students must complete the CERT program. If you have already taken the CERT Program and wish to jump in when the CART classes start to become CART certified, please let me know to reserve your seat.

More Information
If you would like any more information or would like to assist with our CERT program, please contact Deputy OEM Coordinator Bill Peters at 201-666-3512, or via email. You may also contact Lieutenant Sean Scheidle at 201-664-2346, ext. 1145 or via email.