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Lakewood C.E.R.T. is accepting registration for the 2023 Training Program under the Ocean County C.E.R.T. Training Program. This is an invitation to men and women over 18 years of age to become C.E.R.T. certified to provide essential services to the community and assist emergency responders during a crisis. Current C.E.R.T. Training Class begins on Wednesday, February 8thand will be Wednesday nights only for 6 weeks.
WHAT IS C.E.R.T.?
C.E.R.T., an abbreviation for Community Emergency Response Team, is a division of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and falls under the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office’s C.E.R.T. program.
WHAT TRAINING IS INCLUDED IN LAKEWOOD C.E.R.T.?
This C.E.R.T. training follows the curriculum of the national C.E.R.T. program. This is a hands-on, interactive training and includes segments on disaster preparedness, search and rescue, fire safety, team organization, hazardous materials, first aid staffing stations for large events, storm spotting and preparation and disaster medical operations. Graduates are then qualified to assist in times of disaster as well as when C.E.R.T. Teams are deployed.
APPLICATION AND CERTIFICATION PROCESS
To apply to join the 2023 Ocean County C.E.R.T. Training Program visit www.lakewoodcert.comand go to the “Volunteer for CERT” tab. Applicants are required to upload a headshot as well as a copy of their valid driver’s license as directed on the site. The course begins on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, and consists of six evening session running from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Participants are expected to attend all classes and exercises in their entirety to graduate.
For more information visit www.lakewoodcert.com