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RACES refers to Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service. Its' mission is to operate and maintain Amateur, Public Safety, and other communication systems, to assist government officials in the protection of life and property during emergencies.
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We are the local version of Homeland Security and FEMA - the federal folks who deal with disasters to include:
Each state, county and town has an Office of Emergency Management to help better protect the community.
CERT refers to the Community Emergency Response Team. The team is comprised of residents trained to be better prepared to deal with emergency situations for themselves and their families. CERT members can also give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT is part of a nationwide Citizens Corp program.
Efforts to get community members better prepared to take care of themselves and their families in an emergency by having a plan, having emergency supplies and staying informed.
Yes. The Office of Emergency Management is staffed by part-time coordinators and trained volunteers. Folks of all ages and abilities are invited to join our CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) free training.
The Mayor's Action Center is available from 9 AM - 5 PM, they can be contacted either through telephone or email. To reach them, call 973-263-4262 or email them firstname.lastname@example.org