Parsippany CERT - RACES
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Township of Parsippany

Parsippany Police

Morris County OEM

New Jersey OEM


CERT info

John Wieners


Parsippany Office of Emergency Management



Eric Hubner


CERT Program Manager Coordinator


Welcome to Parsippany Emergency Management - CERT - RACES !

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to protect their families and respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. CERT training includes disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, and light search and rescue operations. Training consists of 20 hours of instruction and a final exercise.


**If you are interested in becoming a CERT volunteer, please go to the "Contact Us" tab and fill out a form to input an application!


RACES is the Auxiliary Communications arm of Parsippany Office Of Emergency Management. We serve during town events and major town incidents.    Our mission is to operate and maintain Amateur, Public Safety, and other communication systems, and to perform unique, accurate, and efficient communication services to assist government officials in the protection of life and property during major emergencies and planned events.



RACES amateur radio repeater 440.10MHz - standard split -

pl 141.3


Drone Team - Members with FAA Part 107 pilots license and auxillary observers operate a digital zoom and Infra Red detection drone.  Useful for Search missions,  crowd monitoring, wide area observation and fire scenes.


School Backpack give-away -1400- for Table of Hope

Training Day with Rescue & Recovery

Keep safe on the Highways and Biways

Big Night at the Fireworks

Got to have fun at one of the bag check entrances.  Rich's selfie watching Alex, Karen and Dan helping Police check bags.  Over 6000 folks came through this checkpoint. About 11,000 for the night. Great work for the 24 person TEAM.

More flooding

Earle Hofker retires - THANK-YOU for starting CERT.


Memorial Day 2023

The usual Rainbow Lakes Parade and Ceremony - and the town Parade -

CERT patroling and handing out Preparedness booklets. RACES handling Comms.



Watching them run in the rain - raised like $600,000

Earth Day at the Reservoir


Always HOPEfull 

River Survey - Drone Team 4-10-2023 

1st Responders Benefit - Thanks Lions Club 

Food - Glorious - Food  #119

And COFFEE for the gang - every Friday Food Distribution at Liquid Church


 Thanks to NJOEM for 2 AED's, Tourniquets and clot

Year end meeting

Always Training

 In this Group - Mark, Mike, Dinesh, Jo, Dan, & Eric 

Over 1000 Turkey Dinners on a cold and windy day.


 Trunk N Treat 

Great turnout! Handing out 2000 lollipops and candy to the kids.  Flyng the drone and,  not seen,  had 4 trucks patrolling neighborhoods

Barry Schaeffer -RIP

Thank you for over 50 years of service to

Parsippany Emergency Management as a RACES Ham Radio operator.



Back 2 School 

CCM backpack  pods 

The Eagle has landed!

the new tethered drone system - landing - - yes it is connected to

the box on the ground - bringing up power for continuous flight



To see what CERT training covers and what CERT can  do!


Welcome new graduates - Spring 2020

R. Lee Keimel   RIP 5/14/2022


Thanks to Lonnie and Jay for answering the call onThursday night.

THANKS Mountain Lake Police for the excellent instruction.


 liq icy

Closing in on 2 years of weekly Food POD.  Thanks to liquid Church

we can pack indoors on this chilly morning. 

Celebrating 90 years

Annual Holiday meeting

holiday team  

Mayor Awards for Food Distribution Crew - nearly 2 years now

Holiday turkey meals in Morristown 

trailers at sewer

Cleaned, repaired, Tarped and put away for the next time.

Thanks Mike Z. Jesse, Chris, Jay & Eric.


Weekly Food Distribution

ongoing now for over 1-1/2 years due to COVID


Never Forget

Tropical Storm IDA -flash flooding

Deployed 6 trucks overnight to assist in road closures.

RT 10 / 202 Road closure - wires down

Thanks for responding - Brian, Lainie, Jesse, Jay 7/21/2021 3 hrs

Tropical Storm Elsa

Assisted Police with road closures for flooding and downed trees.

THANKS Lonnie, Jay , Mike Z, Lainie and Brian

Field Day 2021

Food Drive - Hard Hat

Split rock Ham FEST

Earth Day Clean-up

Earth Day reservoir

Governor Murphy's Eulogy for Claus

Saying goodbye to our good friend ---  Rest in Peace 


11 January 2021



Continuing with the new radio dispatch console installations in the EOC for the new Radio system and Drone team flying at Jannarone.  Good work team!

new consoles

radio console install

drone 5 guys


NICE Recognition for the team


CERT delivered 500 of these signs in  3 days - -well done- - 

Morris County Awards CERT  member Joe Chandra 

for his help at COVID Testing sites






I wanted to personally thank our volunteers who continue to answer storm related calls since Tuesday. We are still actively staffing shifts to fill the townships needs as we restore power. Since Tuesday we have answered over 120 calls for various incidents, mostly emergency power and fueling. This takes tremendous coordination, communication and dedication.
I also would like to thank our mutual aid volunteer partners along with all of the departments within the township who have assisted us.

Special thanks to Parsippany OEM/CERT members who have been riding along with us.

Our telecommunications at the county and town level have been extraordinary. I thank you.
Again, thank you to our members who have logged hundreds of hours and sleepless nights to better serve our residents. It is quite impressive.
Hope all are well and keep up the good work.
-Chief LY                                                                                ~when in doubt call car 69 out~

Paving the way back - -

The NEW look of training with Mountain Lakes CERT team. Thanks to Chief Bennett and former Morristown Chief Pete Demnitz on dealing with civil disobedience and protests.


Food Drive


FIELD DAY 2020 - Jannarone Park

Pradip Trevidi

FLASHBACK October 2006


Year end celebration (more pix in gallery)

Mountain Lakes Turkey Trot 5K

Pancreatic 5K -

New Cert Members- Fall Training Class

Congratulations to the newest CERT members from Parsippany,

Denville, & Mt Arlington.


Inaugural National Night Out

Natl Night Out RACES

Flavors of India Festival

Thanks John, Claus , Al, Sam, Pradip

Field Day and Cert Rodeo

Annual Field Day visit from Council members Gragnani and dePierro

State CERT Coordinator Meredith and Eric

Kiwanis Touch a Truck


School Reunitifcation Drill with Denville

Finally - New 672 in service

Lake Parsippany Day 


Spring 2019 CERT Training class

Celebrating Volunteer week by graduating 18 new CERT members

THANKS CERT TEAM Leader John Domanico  -Class Coordinator



 "Until Help Arrives" FEMA class



Another Traffic assist for PD - during snow - sleet - ice storm 

Closing New Road with our new barricades using Traffic 676 and Rescue 674

Thanks Lonnie - Jay and Eric

 Closing Vail Rd Bridge for Flooding

Brian , Lonnie, Tom & Eric deploying barricades

RACES help out Boy Scout Klondike

H A P P Y   H O L I D A Y S




With FBI, Homeland Security, 5 Units from NYC, Suffolk, Nassau, Westchester, Rockland, Orange , Union, Warren, Passaic, Morris Counties and NY and NJ State Police Command and Communicatons

FEMA training





Police Chief and OEM Coordinator Paul Phillips retired today after 38 years of service,   5 years as  the OEM coordinator. Thank you Chief!




Drill at R&R