Free Citizen Emergency Response Team Training Being Offered

certlogoPARSIPPANY — Will you be ready when another disaster hits Parsippany?  Hurricanes Sandy and Irene along with Snowtober 2011 are prime examples of the need for certified volunteers trained to assist first responders in our township. It will now be open to 16 year olds with parents permission.

In the event of another natural disaster, pandemic outbreak, large scale fire, terrorist attack or long term electrical outage, the Parsippany Citizen Emergency Response Team is all about readiness and people helping people.

Parsippany Emergency Management Coordinator Chief  Paul Philipps  announces Parsippany’s 9th Community Emergency Response Team training class.

Classes will be held on will be held Friday, October 24, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Parsippany Police Headquarters located at 3339 Route 46. The classes are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will include instruction on topics such as fire suppression, first aid, search and rescue, team organization and response to terrorist incidents. No previous emergency training is required.

The Parsippany-Troy Hills Citizen Emergency Response Team is made up of adult residents of our area who had no real background in first response before attending this FREE training.

Our team members are trained to provide the greatest good for the greatest number of people while learning to help themselves and their neighbors during emergency situations.

To sign up or for more information email cert@parsippany.net.

Note: 16 year olds allowed as space permits.

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