October 22, 2014

Emergency Response Team At Public Library Sessions

Robert Gregory, director of Princeton’s Office of Emergency Management, will give an hour-long overview of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program being developed in Princeton on Thursday, October 30, at 3 p.m. and again on Thursday, November 6, at 7 p.m. The program is being developed in cooperation with Mercer County.

The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

Upcoming training sessions for those interested in taking part in the CERT program are to be announced. The information sessions will be held in the library’s Community Room. The library is at 65 Witherspoon Street. Visit www.princetonlibrary.org or call (609) 924-9529 for information.