Are you looking to make a difference in the community?

Join the park Ridge Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, light search and rescue, team organizations, and disaster medical operations.

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We are seeking volunteers to join us and to help keep our community safe. If you have a few extra hours a month and are interested in becoming involved.

We will be hosting a Community Emergency Response Team 2 day class

Saturday October 21st 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday October 28th 8:00 am to 5:00 PM

If interested in becoming a CERT volunteer, contact Phil Falson @ parkridgecert@gmail.com for additional information

Phil Falson.
Director
Park Ridge CERT
847-774-4227

parkridgecert@gmail.com

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"DOING THE GREATEST GOOD FOR THE GREATEST NUMBER"
The Park Ridge Community Emergency Response Team (PRCERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the Park Ridge area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, PRCERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace and the City of Park Ridge following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. PRCERT members also assist the City of Park Ridge During large community events. PRCERT may also be requested to assist local or regional agencies during major incidents and be able to assemble into small teams ready to be deployed.

 INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM?  CONTACT PHIL FALSON AT: parkridgecert@gmail.com  PH: 847-774-4227



MONTHLY MEETING
1st Wednesday of each month (varies some months)
TIME: 7 PM

LOCATION: Park Ridge Public Works center
400 Busse Highway, 2nd Floor




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What is CERT?

The Park Ridge  Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations recognized that citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through Basic CERT training, citizens can organize themselves and volunteers to manage utilities, put out small fires, provide basic medical first aid, search for and rescue victims calmly, safely, and efficiently.
Topics covered through CERT:
  •  Disaster Preparedness
  •  Disaster Medical Operations
  •  Light Search and Rescue


         Why Join PRCERT

Community Emergency Response Team training is FREE and helps everyone to be better prepared to respond to and cope with disasters and emergencies at home, in your neighborhood, at work and throughout your community. Classes are offered once a year.

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Suppression
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Light Search & Rescue
  • Disaster Psychology
  • CERT Team Organization
  • Terrorism
  • Practice Exercise