Emergency Management


The River Vale Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is looking for additional volunteers to join the ranks of citizen volunteers within the Township.

The next training session starts Sept. 26, 2023.

This group is comprised of residents ages 18+ from the Township who receive specialized training in the various areas of emergency management and response.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)


The purpose of the CERT program is to train ordinary citizens to care for themselves, their family, their neighbors and finally, their community, in case of an emergency. These volunteers will help to improve the response and preparedness of the community and the emergency services.

The CERT training and education experience forms a crucial link between the community and the professional emergency response teams.

CERT is Honored for 15 Yrs. of Service

CERT 2019

Deputy OEM Coordinators

  • Bill Peters
  • Linda Wayne
  • Peter Wayne
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Local Weather Advisories

Emergency Preparedness

Timely information on how to protect your family and pets during common emergencies can be found at the Bergen County Emergency Management website.