In an effort to improve the emergency preparedness for our community, The Channahon Police Department, in cooperation with the Will County Emergency Management Agency, will be hosting a seven-part Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) course designed to enable participants to be better prepared to face and handle situations in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
In many large-scale or long-term disasters, local responders and resources become overwhelmed. One benefit of this course is that CERT graduates have a better understanding of potential threats and the right steps to take to lessen the impact of those hazards on themselves, their family and the community by giving critical support until help arrives.
The CERT course schedule will be as follows:
- Thursday, September 20th – 6:00pm to 9:00pm – Introduction/Overview and Unit 1 Disaster Preparedness
- Thursday, September 27th – 6:00pm to 9:00pm – Unit 2 Fire Safety & Utility Control
- Thursday, October 4th – 6:00pm to 9:00pm – Unit 3 Disaster Medical Ops I & Unit 4 Disaster Medical Ops II
- Thursday, October 11th – 6:00pm to 9:00pm – conclude Unit 4 Disaster Medical Ops II & begin Unit 5 Light Search & Rescue
- Thursday, October 18th – 6:00pm to 9:00pm – Unit 5 Light Search & Rescue
- Thursday, October 25th – 6:00pm to 9:00pm – Unit 6 CERT Organization, Unit 7 Disaster Psychology, and Unit 8 Terrorism & CERT
- Saturday, October 27th – 9am to 1pm – Overview & Summary, Final Exercise, and Graduation
The course will be taught by certified instructors from Will County Emergency Management Agency.
For information, call or email Lt. Mark Fischer at (815) 467-5152 – [email protected]