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North Aurora starts emergency training course

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

NORTH AURORA – The village in April will begin offering a Community Emergency Response Team training course.

The course is intended to teach participants how to better cope with the aftermath of a disaster by training them in basic disaster response skills. Topics include disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations, disaster psychology and team organization and course review and disaster simulation.

The free course will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evenings in the Community Room at the North Aurora Police Department, 200 S. Lincolnway, beginning April 1 and ending May 13.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Preference for admission into the course will be given to North Aurora residents.

The course is co-sponsored by the Kane County Office of Emergency Management and the North Aurora Fire Protection District.

After the conclusion of the course, attendees who successfully complete it may apply to volunteer on the village’s CERT team.

CERT volunteers may be asked to assist first responders during disasters, other emergencies, or planned events such as North Aurora Days or the Community Parade.

Applications can be picked up from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the North Aurora Police Department. Applications are available online at www.vil.north-aurora.il.us/forms.aspx.

Questions about the program can be directed to North Aurora Police Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki at 630-897-8705, ext. 752.

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