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UPDATE (2/21/19 4:31PM): Linda Grinthal said they have already gathered 23 applicants and have set their training dates. The dates mentioned below are sponsored by Andover CERT but are open to the entire community. The Andover CERT team training begins March 26. If people are thinking of joining they should get their applications in now so they can be part of the start-up group.
Andover Township is looking for volunteers for their new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). According to the New Jersey Herald, the training is free and in the event of a crisis volunteers will work with victims until first responders arrive.
Those that wish to volunteer will have take the Federal Emergency Management Agency 21-hour Disaster Preparedness Class which teaches basic skills like fire safety and light search and rescue.
Linda Grinthal, an Andover resident and CERT coordinator, will also be hosting several free disaster-preparedness programs on April 16, 17, 23, and 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Andover Township's Hillside Park House.
To volunteer for the township's CERT program or attend the April programs, contact Grinthal at 973-579-7382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the NJHerald.com story here.