Marlboro Township CERT

Marlboro Township CERT The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.

The Community Emergency Response Team (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. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.


Thank you to all who attended our Memorial Day ceremony this morning. Special thanks to our Grand Marshal, Louis Rodriguez

Marlboro Township, NJ

Remember all of our Armed Forces this Memorial Day. Tune in for our ceremony

Mayor Jonathan Hornik presents coronavirus update 38 as we prepare for virtual Town Council meeting.

Marlboro Township, NJ

Marlboro Township, NJ

FOOD BANK COLLECTION! As per Mayor Jon Hornik FB video, more of our neighbors are in need and less food is being donated. Contact-free donation bins to benefit Fulfill in the outer lobbies of Town Hall 24/7 and Marlboro Township Recreation & Swim M-F 9-4. Check out their website for other needed items and ways to help.


We don't even want to think about it but spring storms and power outages are a possibility. Coronavirus doesn't stop mother nature. Take gallon or quart size freezer bags. Fill 2/3 with water and lay them flat in your freezer. Do as many as you can fit. Takes up hardly any room and will buy you a lot of extra time to keep your food safe.
Clarifying that this is not just to keep a full freezer (which helps) but also to move frozen bags to your fridge to keep that section colder as well.

Monmouth County Sheriff's Office

Monmouth County Sheriff's Office

#SheriffGolden stresses the importance of knowing when to dial 911 vs 211 and thanks all of those unsung heroes on the other end of the line ready to help 24/7.

Marlboro PBA #196

Shop local

Marlboro PBA 196 is proud of all our members' hard work and dedication to the community during this pandemic. We appreciate everyone's continued support as we face this new challenge. There are many businesses in our community that are struggling and could use your help. Please help support those that have supported us over the years. Although they may be closed for dine in services, each of these great restaurants offer take out. Crossroads Deli, Marlboro Pizza, Cuzin's Seafood Clam Bar, Fireside Grill and Bar, La Rosa Chicken & Grill, 6-12 , Bagel Talk, Wawa, Marlboro Diner New Jersey and Eat Clean Bro

Marlboro Township Police Department
Marlboro Township Police Department

Marlboro Township Police Department

In response to the concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, Chief Peter Pezzullo is advising the public that every effort is being taken to maintain police services to our residents. The community should be aware that some changes have been implemented by the police department for providing emergency services and maintaining the safety of all first responders. Call takers for the police department have been instructed to ask standardized pre-arrival screening questions to better identify how the police department should respond to the request for service.

For police requests of a non-emergent nature such as thefts, criminal mischief, harassment complaints, etc., citizens are urged to file an online police report through the police department’s website.

The community’s cooperation and understanding is appreciated during this time. This change only applies to non-emergent situations. As always, in an emergency, dial 911. Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe!

#marlboropolice #communityfirst #communitypolicing #coronavirus #safetyfirst

Marlboro Township, NJ
Marlboro Township, NJ

Marlboro Township, NJ

Message from Mayor Hornik:
"In order ensure the health and safety of the public during this COVID-19 outbreak by requiring social distancing, Mayor Jon Hornik signed Executive Order 2002-2 limiting the hours that restaurants’ dining rooms and bars may be open to the public. Effective at 12:01 am March 16, 2020, all bar and restaurant facilities shall close to the public by 10:00 pm. Restaurant seating capacity must be limited to 50% of the seating capacity in both the restaurant and bar area, if applicable. Food preparation for curbside pickup and delivery may stay in operation past 10:00pm..."
For details, visit the township website linked here.

Stay safe and stay home!!

Stay safe and stay home!!

Please see Mayor Jon Hornik coronavirus update 6 sent via email and posted on the website alerts tab

Marlboro Township, NJ

Marlboro Township, NJ

Please see a letter from Marlboro Township Police Department Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Chief of Police Pezzullo on Corona Virus Preparedness.

Great info

Great info

What do you know about TikTok? TikTok was the most downloaded app of 2019. With over one billion users, this popular social media app gives users (mostly kids) the opportunity to share short videos with friends, family or the entire world. Like all apps, there are potential dangers. Please familiarize yourself with these facts and safety tips from Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.


fall back this weekend!! Set your clocks back one hour Saturday night before you go to bed and enjoy your “extra” hour of sleep!! And while you’re at it, change batteries in smoke/carbon monoxide detectors.

Marlboro Township Police Department

Marlboro Township Police Department

Just a reminder. National Night Out is Tuesday August 6th from 6pm to 9 pm. It will be held in Cambridge Square Parking Lot (Home Depot) at the corner of Route 9 and Union Hill Road. Come out and meet your local officers and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Township of Manalapan, NJ

Good words to share

A message from our Health Officer

Please be advised that a refrigerator will only keep food cold for 4 hours if the door is kept closed.

A full freezer will keep temperature for about 48 hours (24 hours if half-full)

Know the signs and the differences!!  Stay cool and hydrated and spend little time outdoors this weekend

Know the signs and the differences!! Stay cool and hydrated and spend little time outdoors this weekend

Put this on the to do list for today!!  The kids work really hard to make this happen!!Still looking for a few more team...

Put this on the to do list for today!! The kids work really hard to make this happen!!

Still looking for a few more team members to give an hour or 2 of time today

MARLBORO MULTICULTURAL DAY TODAY! Looking for something to do with the family on this chilly Sunday? Marlboro's Multicultural Day event is in the Marlboro High School from 1 to 5. This FREE event features music, dancing, cultural displays and food sampling. Come over!

I honor of all veterans, please download this app and join the world at 11am  and ring the Bells of Peacehttp://ww1cc.or...
ACE: Bell of Peace - World War I Centennial

I honor of all veterans, please download this app and join the world at 11am and ring the Bells of Peace

Official site of the United States World War One Centennial Commission. In WW1 nearly 5 million men & women joined the US military (116,516 died, 204,002 wounded). They deserve their own memorial.

Enjoy the extra hour of sleep!!

Enjoy the extra hour of sleep!!

Very good idea!!

Very good idea!!

Just kidding  - - - - or not!!

Just kidding - - - - or not!!

Thank you Manalapan MRC-CERT for the great training today. We are now prepared to provide emergency short-term shelter t...

Thank you Manalapan MRC-CERT for the great training today. We are now prepared to provide emergency short-term shelter to our township residents in the event of a disaster (which we all hope never happens)!!

Thank you to our wonderful Manalapan MRC-CERT volunteers and those that joined us from Marlboro, for coming to the CERT Shelter Operations Training. This training is to prepare the Town to open the shelters in the event of an emergency as we did for Hurricane Irene & Superstorm Sandy.

Thank you to MRC-CERT volunteer & instructor Patrick Rutherford, Shelter Managers Marlene Schwartzberg and Brian Selovar and our Health Officer Dave Richardson for putting today’s program together.

Thank you also to Monmouth County Board of Health for coming out to support us.

Marlboro Township Police Department

Marlboro Township Police Department


Last night the State began repairs to Route 79. This morning, Marlboro’s Police Division of Traffic and Safety contacted the State DOT and they confirmed they will be milling and paving the length of Route 79 beginning at Freehold Borough, through Freehold Township, Marlboro and into Matawan. The construction will take place overnight from 8:00 pm until 6:00 am the next day. They will be working in stages and one lane will be open at all times using an alternating traffic pattern. Although Route 79 will not be closed, traffic delays should be expected. The work is expected to continue through Friday, September 15 however, all work is weather dependent and can be postponed or extended. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Part of being prepared is helping others in need. Stop by at the Police tent on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Marlboro D...

Part of being prepared is helping others in need. Stop by at the Police tent on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Marlboro Day to drop off your gift card!!

Marlboro Township Veterans and Volunteers Committee

Marlboro Township Veterans and Volunteers Committee

Please join members of the Marlboro Township Veterans and Volunteers Committee this upcoming Sunday May 21st at 2PM for our 9th annual Memorial Day Parade starting at the Marlboro Mall and continuing down School Road West to the Municipal Complex.

We hope to see all of you there !!


The Marlboro Memorial Day Committee hard at work for this year's Memorial Day Parade and ceremony! Our grand marshal this year is SSG Chris Page, who just returned from the Middle East. An all around great guy and a true Patriot. Please come out to see the parade & ceremony on Sunday May 21st at 2PM. Please come out on Sunday to support those people marching. You can set up anywhere on School Road West.


Marlboro teens welcome!! Contact Brian for more info

The Manalapan Teen Cert program would like to invite anyone 14-18 to join our group.

The mission of the Manalapan Teen CERT program is to provide our teens with structured organization that is designed to provide career education while building community service, citizenship, pride, charter, self confidence and leadership while providing the Manalapan Health Dept and Office of Emergency Management with the other mechanism of engaging the "whole community" in its emergency and disaster preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation and prevention actions.

Each member will be required to compete the initial 22 hour training program consisting of the following modules:
- disaster preparedness
- fire safety
- light search and rescue
- disaster psychology
- CERT organization
- terrorism awareness
- disaster exercise

Addition trainings will be:
- cpr
- ICS training
- first aid

- public out reach and education at community event and fairs
- provide assistance with maintaining equipment and supplies.
- participating in training exercises as simulated victims or responders.

You may email me at [email protected] if you have any questions

Marlboro Township Police Department

Marlboro Township Police Department

Vehicle thefts are currently on the rise in our area! Please view the below video for tips on how to not become a victim.

FYI, Vehicles Stolen in our area are also used for:
• Committing other criminal activities such as:
o Robberies
o Burglaries
o Drug Offenses
o Weapon Offenses
o Other Auto thefts
• Proceeds from auto thefts support and fund criminal enterprises both in and out of the United States

Please do not become a victim and let’s stop this before it happens!


Overall, most winter storm deaths result from vehicle or other transportation accidents caused by ice and snow. Residents should avoid driving when conditions include sleet, freezing rain or drizzle, snow, or dense fog. These are serious conditions that are often underestimated, and they make driving – and even walking outside – very hazardous.

It is safer for everyone if you stay put – and not travel during inclement weather – whether you are at home, work or school.

By staying off the roads during the worst of the weather, local departments of transportation are more easily able to access roads that need treatment, snow plows can more freely clear roads and get to areas needing plowing and public safety officials can respond more quickly to residents in need of emergency services.

It may require employees to take a couple of hours of personal leave during the winter, but leaving early enough to avoid bad weather and traffic gridlock caused by slippery road conditions is worth the investment. Thinking strategically about your travel and where you really need to be will require some planning and thought.
“Get Where You Need to be Before the Weather Gets Bad”

Do NOT Travel During Winter Storms

Curtail “elective” travel; avoid unnecessary travel. If it is not a life safety issue, stay off the roads.
If you don’t have to travel… don’t! The safest place during a winter storm is indoors. About 70 percent of deaths related to ice and snow occur in automobiles.
Stay at the office an extra hour, or leave early, to avoid travel during a winter storm.
If residents stay off the roads during a storm, transportation workers and public safety officials are better able to clear roadways and respond to emergency needs quicker.

Weather Changes Quickly

Be prepared for the worst. Be ready to spend an extra hour at the office, or leave an hour or two early, to avoid a more time consuming commute home during the height of a storm.
Have an emergency supply kit in your office and car.

Listen to Local Officials

If local officials advise residents to stay off the roads – then stay off the roads.
Public safety and emergency management officials, along with National Weather Service meteorologists, base travel advisories and guidance on weather forecasts. Heed their advice!
Businesses that follow closing/delay policies from local jurisdictions or the federal Office of Personnel Management need to monitor those sources and release employees when advised.

SNOW - Stay off the roads Not Out in the Weather

Monitor the Weather

Listen to local Radio/TV weather forecasts; monitor social media.
Sign up for text alerts from your local government.
Sign up for weather alerts from NOAA/National Weather Service, including RSS feeds of your forecast and weather watches/warnings.
Purchase a NOAA weather radio for your home and office. NOAA Weather Radio is the prime alerting and critical information delivery system of the National Weather Service (NWS). NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day.


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Marlboro, NJ

General information

About CERT Introduction Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs. One also expects that under these kinds of conditions, family members, fellow employees, and neighbors will spontaneously try to help each other. This was the case following the Mexico City earthquake where untrained, spontaneous volunteers saved 800 people. However, 100 people lost their lives while attempting to save others. This is a high price to pay and is preventable through training. If we can predict that emergency services will not meet immediate needs following a major disaster, especially if there is no warning as in an earthquake, and people will spontaneously volunteer, what can government do to prepare citizens for this eventuality? First, present citizens the facts about what to expect following a major disaster in terms of immediate services. Second, give the message about their responsibility for mitigation and preparedness. Third, train them in needed life saving skills with emphasis on decision making skills, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. Fourth, organize teams so that they are an extension of first responder services offering immediate help to victims until professional services arrive. Background The Community Emergency Response Team concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985. The Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987 underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California. Further, it confirmed the need for training civilians to meet their immediate needs. As a result, the LAFD created the Disaster Preparedness Division with the purpose of training citizens and private and government employees. The training program that LAFD initiated makes good sense and furthers the process of citizens understanding their responsibility in preparing for disaster. It also increases their ability to safely help themselves, their family and their neighbors. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes the importance of preparing citizens. The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and the National Fire Academy adopted and expanded the CERT materials believing them applicable to all hazards. The CERT course will benefit any citizen who takes it. This individual will be better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of a disaster. Additionally, if a community wants to supplement its response capability after a disaster, civilians can be recruited and trained as neighborhood, business, and government teams that, in essence, will be auxiliary responders. These groups can provide immediate assistance to victims in their area, organize spontaneous volunteers who have not had the training, and collect disaster intelligence that will assist professional responders with prioritization and allocation of resources following a disaster. Since 1993 when this training was made available nationally by FEMA, communities in 28 States and Puerto Rico have conducted CERT training. Starting We recommend a number of steps to start a CERT: Identify the program goals that CERT will meet and the resources available to conduct the program in your area. Gain approval from appointed and elected officials to use CERT as a means to prepare citizens to care for themselves during a disaster when services may not be adequate. This is an excellent opportunity for the government to be proactive in working with its constituency. Identify and recruit potential participants. Naturals for CERT are community groups, business and industry workers, and local government workers. Train CERT instructor cadre Conduct CERT sessions. Conduct refresher training and exercises with CERTs. Delivery The CERT course is delivered in the community by a team of first responders who have the requisite knowledge and skills to instruct the sessions. It is suggested that the instructors complete a CERT Train-the-Trainer (TTT) conducted by their State Training Office for Emergency Management or the Emergency Management Institute in order to learn the training techniques that are used successfully by the LAFD. The CERT training for community groups is usually delivered in 2 1/2 hour sessions, one evening a week over a 7 week period. The training consists of the following: Session I, DISASTER PREPAREDNESS: Addresses hazards to which people are vulnerable in their community. Materials cover actions that participants and their families take before, during, and after a disaster. As the session progresses, the instructor begins to explore an expanded response role for civilians in that they should begin to consider themselves disaster workers. Since they will want to help their family members and neighbors, this training can help them operate in a safe and appropriate manner. The CERT concept and organization are discussed as well as applicable laws governing volunteers in that jurisdiction. Session II, DISASTER FIRE SUPPRESSION: Briefly covers fire chemistry, hazardous materials, fire hazards, and fire suppression strategies. However, the thrust of this session is the safe use of fire extinguishers, sizing up the situation, controlling utilities, and extinguishing a small fire. Session III, DISASTER MEDICAL OPERATIONS PART I: Participants practice diagnosing and treating airway obstruction, bleeding, and shock by using simple triage and rapid treatment techniques. Session IV, DISASTER MEDICAL OPERATIONS, PART II: Covers evaluating patients by doing a head to toe assessment, establishing a medical treatment area, performing basic first aid, and practicing in a safe and sanitary manner. Session V, LIGHT SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS: Participants learn about search and rescue planning, size-up, search techniques, rescue techniques, and most important, rescuer safety. Session VI, DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY AND TEAM ORGANIZATION: Covers signs and symptoms that might be experienced by the disaster victim and worker. It addresses CERT organization and management principles and the need for documentation. Session VII, COURSE REVIEW AND DISASTER SIMULATION: Participants review their answers from a take home examination. Finally, they practice the skills that they have learned during the previous six sessions in disaster activity. During each session participants are required to bring safety equipment (gloves, goggles, mask) and disaster supplies (bandages, flashlight, dressings) which will be used during the session. By doing this for each session, participants are building a disaster response kit of items that they will need during a disaster. During each session participants are required to bring safety equipment (gloves, goggles, mask) and disaster supplies (bandages, flashlight, dressings) which will be used during the session. By doing this for each session, participants are building a disaster response kit of items that they will need during a disaster. Maintaining Involvement When participants have completed this training, it is important to keep them involved and practiced in their skills. Trainers should offer periodic refresher sessions to reinforce the basic training. CERT teams can sponsor events such as drills, picnics, neighborhood clean up, and disaster education fairs which will keep them involved and trained. CERT members should receive recognition for completing their training. Communities may issue ID cards, vests, and helmets to graduates. First responders need to be educated about the CERT and their value to the community. Using CERT as a component of the response system when there are exercises for potential disasters can reinforce this idea. Resources FEMA supports CERT by conducting or sponsoring TTT's for members of the fire, medical, and emergency management community. The objectives of the TTT are to prepare attendees to promote this training in their community, conduct TTT's at their location, conduct training sessions for neighborhood, business and industry, and government groups, and organize teams with which first responders can interface following a major disaster. Conclusion CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.


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