Residents Emergency Preparedness Course

Romeoville Emergency Management Offers Residents Emergency Preparedness Course

Romeoville Emergency Management Agency (R.E.M.A.) is offering a free CERT program to Romeoville area residents who want to learn how to be better prepared before, during, and  after an emergency.

CERT Basic Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself and to help others in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using your CERT training to save lives and protect property.

The course consists of eight different modules. Each module is three hours long, for a total of 24 hours of training over four weeks. Course will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from March 8, 2016 to April 2, 2016 at Romeoville Emergency Management Agency, 195 South Budler Road, Romeoville. See course schedule below.
Participants must be 16 years of age. If students are between 16-18 years old, a parent or guardian must accompany them during all classes.

There are no pre-requisites to attend the course, but please consider that some physical activities, such as lifting and carrying, which should be considered before attending.
There is a minimum class size of 8 participants. Course is subject to cancellation if size is not reached. Max course size is 25. Sign up early to ensure entry to this course. To register for the CERT Basic Training course, please contact Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Littrell at mlittrell@romeoville.org

 

CERT Course Module Dates:

  • Introduction/Disaster Preparedness         Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • Fire Safety & Utility Controls                    Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • Disaster Medical Operations Part 1           Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • Disaster Medical Operations Part 2           Thursday, March 17, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • Light Search & Rescue Operations             Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • CERT Organization                                     Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • Disaster Psychology                                    Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • Terrorism & CERT                                      Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
  • Review & Disaster Drill                              Tuesday, April 2, 2016, 6-9 p.m.

Village of Romeoville

1050 West Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-7200
www.romeoville.org

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