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Camden County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Offering Free Three Day Training Course

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MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (August 9, 2021)--In the wake of extreme weather events in the United States and elsewhere, many Americans have become increasingly interested in disaster preparedness and response skills. This September, the Camden County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will offer a free, 20-hour (3-day) training curriculum to prepare interested Camden County residents to help protect themselves, their family, and their community during a disaster.

The training is comprised of both practical exercises and classroom instruction and will be conducted on Friday, September 10: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday, September 11: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 12: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sessions will be held at the Charles P. Dougherty Sr. Center located at 508 Lambert Avenue in Mount Ephraim. Once initial training is completed, participants will be eligible for additional skills training throughout the year. Pre-registration is required in order to participate. Participants under the age of 18 must also receive parent/guardian permission to attend.

If you are interested in training and joining the CERT Team, please register by emailing