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posted: 8/29/2014 3:40 PM

Huntley police seek volunteers for emergency team class

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Submitted by Huntley Police Department

The Huntley Police Department is seeking volunteers to participate in the upcoming Community Emergency Response Team class from Sept. 10 to Oct. 18.

CERT is a national program designed to teach residents, businesses and community organizations the necessary skills to prepare for disasters and take steps to aid themselves and others after such an emergency.

Certified CERT trainers along with firefighters and police officers will teach this 20-hour course covering: Disaster Response Preparedness; Fire Suppression Techniques; Disaster Simulation Drill; Disaster Medical Operations; and Light Search and Rescue.

Community Emergency Response Team is open to anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency or disaster in your home, business, church or school.

The classes will be held either at the Huntley Police Department or the Huntley Fire Department annex.

Fire suppression will be taught at the Huntley Fire Department Smoke Tower.

Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on consecutive Wednesdays from Sept. 10 through Oct. 15.

The final exercise will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Huntley Public Works Building.

To register, or for more information, contact Sgt. Scott Sullivan, Huntley Police Department, (847) 515-5413 or