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Teen Leadership 6 :30 –8 pm
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Shade Tree 7 :30 –8 pm
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Environmental Commission 7 :30 –8 pm
MRC-CERT Training 7 –9 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 am
Community Alliance 7 –7 :30 pm
Board of Health 6 –10 pm
Transportation Committee 7 :30 –8 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
MAC Meeting 8 –9 pm
Economic Development 7 :30 –8 pm
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November 29, 2018

For Immediate Release                                                                                             Contact Information:

November 29, 2018                                                                                                   David Richardson

                                                                                                                                    732-446-8345

 

Free Disaster Preparedness (CERT) Training

 

Manalapan, NJ - Following major emergency events, first responders who provide fire, medical and community safety services will have to prioritize the use of their response resources.   Individual preparedness, as well as the ability to safely and effectively assist others, allows members of the community to care for themselves until more help arrives.  The federal government began promoting the nationwide use of organized Medical Reserve Corps (MRCs) and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) – in 1992 as two means to connect the professional response community with the people they serve.

 

The 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 (emergency first aid) operations.  Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, persons trained in CERT can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.  CERT trained persons also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

 

The Manalapan MRC-CERT is offering its annual 20-hour CERT training program starting on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Manalapan Town Hall starting at 7:00 pm. Training will continue once per week until the beginning of April.  Enrollment and materials are free of charge and open to individuals 16 years of age or older.  Youth aged 16 and 17 years old may participate with a signed permission slip and waiver from their parents.   Upon completion of the course, participants will be invited to join the Manalapan MRC-CERT team, although doing so is not a requirement.

 

Persons interested in the training should contact the Manalapan Health Department at 732-446-8345 or health@mtnj.org by January 11, 2019.

 

The Manalapan MRC-CERT team currently consists of over 300 volunteer members. The Manalapan team combines the missions of both federal Medical Reserve Corps and the Community Emergency Response Team models.  Thus the MRC-CERT team is attractive to persons with or without medical background.  The team meets frequently through the year for refresher training and drills, and also supports municipal sponsored events, including Manalapan Day and National Night Out. The team has been activated to help staff shelters, ice distribution and cell phone charging stations and 24 hour information lines during storms such as Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy and has assisted in searches for missing persons and large scale vaccination clinics.  More information about this training and the Manalapan MRC-CERT team please contact the Health Department.

December 31, 2018

The Manalapan Township Department of Public Works will be picking up Christmas Trees on the following dates:

Monday, January 7th and Monday, January 14th

Please place trees curbside and not in the street.

January 08, 2019

Please be advised that Public Township Committee Meetings will now begin at 7:30pm. 

Thank you.

January 21, 2019

Please join us for a Dr. Martin Luther King Day event to honor his life and legacy.

It will be held at 10am on Monday, January 21st  in Town Hall.

Presented by the Township of Manalapan and St. James AME Church. 

February 12, 2019

Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance

Hosts Annual Open House including a Presentation on

“Substance Use and Youth: Trends and Intervention”

Manalapan, NJ (January 2, 2019) – Local, state and national newspapers post daily, stories of drug arrests and responses to overdoses – with both successful and unsuccessful efforts of saving a person.  Additionally there are news stories of State and National efforts to address the over-prescribing of pain medicine.  The news seems endless and the ability for any one person to make a difference seems beyond reach.  The Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (“Alliance”) doesn’t want to give into stagnation on this issue.  Instead, the Alliance wants to mobilize a community based effort to fight this scourge and empower the members of the community to be pre-emptive on this issue and employ strategies and efforts to prevent alcohol and drug abuse.

To that end the Alliance will be hosting an Open House program on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Manalapan High School.  The program will start with refreshments being served at 6:30 pm with the program following at 7:15 pm.  All members of the residential and business communities of Manalapan Township and Englishtown Borough are invited and encouraged to attend. Parents who want to bring their teenage children are also encouraged to attend to help broach or broaden their in home conversations on drugs and alcohol.  The program will feature a presentation by Crystal Wytenus, Director of Care Management for Bergen’s Promise – a designated care management organization in Bergen County working with youth with serious behavioral health challenges, substance abuse issues and developmental disabilities. Ms. Wytenus will talk about current trends of drug use by youth and various engagement strategies- both in the home and outside of the home. The presentation will cover substances including marijuana, abuse of prescription medications and vaping. 

The program will further introduce participants to the Alliance and its members.  Alliance leaders will present information on current trends and actual levels of drug activity in our communities.   The presentation will also include sharing of strategies to engage children and youth early in life in productive conversations and early intervention actions persons can take in their homes or businesses on how to identify early signs of abuse and how to get help.   There is no cost to attend – and no obligation to do anything but learn.  If, however, you are inspired to want to be a part of the effort to reduce drugs and alcohol abuse in the community, then the Alliance would be happy to have you join the team.

The Manalapan High School is at 20 Church Lane, Manalapan, NJ.

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the presence of drugs in our neighborhoods, its consequences and our community’s fight to prevent more lives from being damaged or lost due to these drugs. 

For more information, please feel free to call David Richardson, Health Officer, at (732) 446-8345 or health@mtnj.org.

The Manalapan-Englishtown Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse exists as a catalyst within our community to raise public awareness about alcohol and substance abuse issues.  The Alliance is part of a statewide effort aimed at the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.  Alliance funding is primarily provided by the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse through Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (D.E.D.R.) Funds.  Additional funding is provided by Manalapan Township, donations and fundraisers.  The Alliance is a volunteer board comprised of community residents and representatives.  The Alliance meets monthly, routinely on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Manalapan Senior Center.  For more information about the Alliance please contact David Richardson as noted above.

April 01, 2019