Emergency response exercise Saturday

The Huntley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be conducting a practical exercise with the Huntley Police Department on Saturday, July 20, at Huntley Park District’s Betsey Warrington Park from 8:30 am until 11:00 am. Members engaged in the activity will be wearing identifiable CERT equipment and will have identification.

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, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.