PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) on Saturday will be participating in a disaster training drill that will simulate the response to a mock plane crash on Garret Mountain.
The drill will be conducted in conjunction with the Passaic County Office of Emergency Managemen and include team members from Hawthorne, Woodland Park, Totowa and Little Falls as well as personnel from the Salvation Army and St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center.
The training will run from 9 am until noon on Sat., Sept. 22.
"Periodic disaster drill training is designed to sharpen the skills and response capabilities of volunteer CERT team members from surrounding communities members who play a vital role in aiding emergency service personnel during times of emergencies,'' said a press release issued by Paterson Emergency Management Director Glenn Brown.