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Our team is always looking for potential recruits to join us. Would you like to learn valuable skills to help protect yourself, your family and your community? We hope that you'll consider supporting your community by attending our Fall 2017 training class and joining our CERT.

We will cover a chapter of the CERT training at each meeting, building upon and reinforcing the concepts and materials from prior classes.   Classes are typically a mix of lectures, discussion, and hands-on practice to develop skills and confidence. Each class is taught by a subject matter expert.

Most class sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7-10pm at the Lake Zurich Fire Protection District Station #1, 312 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047.  

The Fall 2017 South Lake County Regional (SLCR) CERT training class will begin Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

Training consists of the following sessions:

  • DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
  • FIRE SAFETY AND UTILITY CONTROL
  • FIRST AID
  • COMMUNICATIONS, CERT ORGANIZATION PART I
  • DISASTER MEDICAL PART I
  • SEARCH & RESCUE, CERT ORGANIZATION PART II
  • DISASTER MEDICAL PART II
  • DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY, CERT & TERRORISM
  • CPR
  • WRITTEN EXAM AND DISASTER SIMULATION
  • TRAFFIC CONTROL
  • CALL-OUT PROCEDURES

SLCR CERT will provide trainees with required personal protective equipment (gloves, goggles, mask, helmet) and disaster supplies (bandages, dressings, flashlight and other tools). These will be used during the training sessions and  form the start of individual/family disaster preparedness kits.

Upon graduation, you can (optionally) join the all volunteer SLCR CERT and help support our communities – at a wide variety of scheduled community service events, and/or in support of emergency events to assist our local fire and police departments in Lake Zurich, Long Grove, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Deer Park, and unincorporated Ela Township. You do not need to be a resident of these communities to be a member.

For further information, email our CERT class instructors Randy James and Bethany Geschke or LZFD Division Chief Mickey Wenzel.

If you are interested in registering for the Fall 2017 SLCR CERT training class, please complete a registration form or email Bethany Geschke.