Red Bank's Emergency Management Committee is looking for volunteers to participate in the borough's newly instituted Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, Councilman Art Murphy recently announced.
The borough through its Office of Emergency Management and has since been seeking volunteers. Though some have come forward, Red Bank needs public help to beef up its roster.
According to the clerks office, CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve. CERT-trained personnel help train residents, community organizations, and workplaces in basic response skills to emergency.
CERT was made available to local municipalities by FEMA.
The clerks office said the emergency committee had six volunteers graduate from the program recently. A new set of classes is set to begin at the end of September. The Committee will be hosting an open house in the coming weeks with the exact date to be announced, according to a release.
Anyone interested in volunteering should contact OEM Coordinator Tom Welsh at 732-530-2777 x-496 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.