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The Tabernacle Township’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Local Emergency Planning Council (LEPC) would like to extend an invitation to you to assist in protecting and assisting your community in the event of an emergency by volunteering to join the   New   Jersey Pinelands Regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).  The CERT is a group of dedicated individuals who have expressed an interest to assist their families, neighbors and community through volunteer services during times of disaster when assistance might be delayed.

CERT volunteers are educated on how to size-up an emergency and to incorporate basic safety principles while providing early assistance. Some areas of instruction for CERT members include learning how to locate and turn off utilities, identifying hazardous materials situations, setting up a medical treatment area and the procedures for conducting search and rescue in lightly or moderately damaged structures. 

Additional instructions include lifesaving skills as basic first aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).  You will learn how to identify and mitigate potential hazards in your home and/or at work place. You will be able to initiate plans to prepare yourself, love ones and neighbors or fellow employees until professional response resources arrived. In addition you may be given the opportunity to volunteer for projects to enhance the public safety in your community.

As a member of the Pinelands Regional CERT you will work with the New Jersey State Police, Emergency Management Officials from Tabernacle, Bass River and/or Shamong Township along with the Fire Departments and Rescue Squads.

It’s all free and it’s for you and our community. There are no restrictions on membership.
Please call (609) 268-1222 for more information.