Emergency Readiness Training (ERT) stresses the importance of helping yourself, family, and neighbors immediately after a disaster strikes. Throughout the class, emphasis is placed on staying within the limits of training and abilities, and acting safely and responsibly. Training is provided in disaster preparedness, fire safety, basic disaster first aid, light search and rescue, organizing neighbors, and other important topics.
Classes are dependent upon a minimum of eight persons and are held once a week for four weeks. Classes typically take place at the Warrenville Public Works Facility, 3S346 Mignin Drive, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Waivers of liability must be signed by participants. To participate, contact the EMA coordinator or Deputy Police Chief Dawson at (630) 393-2131.
Classes are taught by trained emergency service personnel, including firefighters and emergency medical personnel. The program consist of approximately eight hours of hands-on training covering topics such as: