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CERT - Community Emergency Response Team

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CERT is a training program that prepares you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a disaster. During an incident, emergency services personnel may not be able to reach everyone right away. By getting trained in CERT, you will have the skills to help emergency responders save lives and protect property.

CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area. If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional response, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. CERT skills also apply to daily emergencies.

NEXT CERT COURSE: To Be Announced

The Village of Glendale Heights has established a CERT unit, and we will be holding future classes. Courses are typically held in the spring and meet one night a week for eight weeks. Courses are limited to 15 students, on a first-come, first-served basis. For your convenience, a course application can be found on the link below. As a member of CERT, you will receive ongoing training and may be called upon in the event of a large-scale emergency or disaster that impacts the Village of Glendale Heights. Join your neighbors who have already taken advantage of this quality training program. All equipment and course instruction is provided free of charge.

For more information, please contact the Emergency Management Coordinator, Michael Heimbecker, at 630-909-5485 or michael_heimbecker@glendaleheights.org.

CERT Application (pdf)

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For more information, please contact the Emergency Management Coordinator, Michael Heimbecker, at 630-909-5485 or michael_heimbecker@glendaleheights.org.

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