CERT members honored at council meeting

CERT members were honored and presented with certificates and pictured along with Councilwoman Joanne Filippone [left] and Mayor LaCicero[right] at Monday night’s council meeting.

LAVALLETTE — Lavallette’s Community Emergency Response Team [CERT] was honored and presented with certificates of appreciation at Monday, Oct. 4’s council meeting.

According to the borough, CERT members have put in 298 hours of volunteer service since the summer season. 

Lavallette’s CERT has 14 members with one member in training, which consists of nine active members, three reserve members and two inactive members.


Council President Anita Zalom said, “I was at the wonderful concerts we had in town and the movies on the bay and whenever there were any kind of traffic situations the CERT was out to help make sure everyone got out and in safely and I was proud of that.”

Ms. Zalom noted that at the summer concerts, band leaders thanked CERT and the crowd gave them a round of applause for their efforts.

Police Chief Colin M. Grant said, “I would like to point out that the Lavallette CERT Team has been an incredible help to our police department for the last four to five years but, more specifically, this past summer season.”

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