Free Disaster-Preparedness Course

Posted on September 18, 2019

Think Safety – Plan, Prepare, Protect

Somerset County Freeholder Sara Sooy urges residents to enroll in a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course. Learn how to protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your community during a disaster. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Oct. 1. The class limited to 25 students.

Register and receive certification for this free, seven-session CERT course to be held Oct. 7, 10, 15, 16, 21 and 23 from 7 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy, 402 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

The CERT program educates and trains residents about preparedness and response skills for disasters that may affect the area. Participants will learn about fire safety, search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.

The course will discuss the different types of emergencies that can occur in our area and teach residents how to respond appropriately. With the severe fluctuations in weather and other disasters that have occurred recently across the U.S., it’s vital that residents stay informed and prepared.

The course is free to anyone 18 years of age and above who resides in Somerset County. Students must complete all modules in order to receive a certificate.

The application form and Hold Harmless Agreement can be found at

To register by mail or fax, complete both the application form and the Hold Harmless Agreement and mail them to the Somerset County OEM, Attention: CERT, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876, or fax them to 908-725-5077.

To register by email, write “CERT” in the subject line, attach the completed forms and send them to Carolyn Solon at You will receive confirmation of registration.

Source: Somerset Cty Office of Public Info