More than 30 people completed the classes and are now official members of the city's Community Emergency Response Team.
The last time a large group of Community Emergency Response Team members all assembled in the basement of City Hall, it was mayhem. It was the midst of hurricane Sandy, the place was running on a back up generator and unifromed personnel was walking in and out. On Thursday night, the scene was very different. No sense of chaos, just cheer. And cake. On Thursday night, 55 Hobokenites graduated from the city's third CERT class. Police Chief Anthony Falco and Fire Chief Richard Blohm were on site on Thursday night, as well as Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Office of Emergency Management Director Joel Mestre and Public Safety Director Jon Tooke to present the graduates with their official certificates. "This team really is part of a resilient Hoboken," …
The Community Emergency Response Team played a crucial role during Sandy.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Claire Moses
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The City is restarting the Community Emergency Response Team training program, which began the week before Hurricane Sandy. Hobokenites who are interested in joining are invited to apply. “Our CERT members were a crucial part of keeping our community safe during Hurricane Sandy,” Mayor Dawn Zimmer said. “We want to expand our team so we can be in an even stronger position to protect our community going forward.” The training sessions will be held at the Hoboken Elks Club at 1005 Washington Street, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the below dates. Hobokenites who are interested have to attend all sessions. The city describes the training as "a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency …