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.
High Bridge CERT members participate in preparedness activities and respond to emergencies, such as Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. Members also volunteer during events such as the Soap Box Derby, Community Day and other Borough events. Members continually train to be ready for emergency situations. You can find more information about CERT by visiting their website.
Looking for Members
Consider joining the High Bridge CERT Team; our Team is looking for new members. If you are a High Bridge resident, over the age of 18 and interested, call Gabi Oliver at 908-638-6455 or contact us via email for more information. At times of emergencies, every pair of hands counts.
Recent events CERT participated in were the Soap Box Derby, the Spruce Run Triathlon, the Warming Center at the High Bridge Rescue Squad and other helpful services to residents after Hurricane Sandy, the search of a missing person, and the High Bridge tree lighting.
To join the team, the applicant will have to complete an eight-week, once-a-week training program. This training will cover first aid, search and rescue, fire safety and control, disaster planning and anti-terrorism. Become a part of the Community Emergency Response Team; complete the CERT application.