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O’Fallon-area residents, employees and those interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to enroll in the O’Fallon Police Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to learn disaster preparedness skills. The free, 20-hour training, which is available to groups as well as individuals, will be taught on September 25, 26 and 27. It will cover these topics, and more:

  • Assembling a disaster preparedness kit
  • Hands-on basic medical assessment and treatment for injuries, burns, etc.
  • Working as a team to safely to conduct triage, light search and rescue and extinguish small fires
  • Communicating effectively with public safety organizations during a disaster

“If you haven’t prepared a disaster kit or come up with a family communication plan for disasters, CERT training can help,” said Police Officer Patrick Helton, who is leading the training. “Those who take the course will get free training materials and learn how to deal with a variety of emergencies. That’s important because, if a major disaster like an earthquake or tornado should strike, first responders are likely to be overwhelmed by the number of people who need help.”

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O’Fallon-area residents, employees and those interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to enroll in the O’Fallon Police Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to learn disaster preparedness skills. The free, 20-hour training, which is available to groups as well as individuals, will be taught on September 25, 26 and 27. It will cover these topics, and more:

  • Assembling a disaster preparedness kit
  • Hands-on basic medical assessment and treatment for injuries, burns, etc.
  • Working as a team to safely to conduct triage, light search and rescue and extinguish small fires
  • Communicating effectively with public safety organizations during a disaster

“If you haven’t prepared a disaster kit or come up with a family communication plan for disasters, CERT training can help,” said Police Officer Patrick Helton, who is leading the training. “Those who take the course will get free training materials and learn how to deal with a variety of emergencies. That’s important because, if a major disaster like an earthquake or tornado should strike, first responders are likely to be overwhelmed by the number of people who need help.”

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The National Weather Service, the State Emergency Management Agency and Missouri's local emergency management offices urge Missourians to use Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 3-7, to plan and prepare for how they will react to tornadoes, flash flooding and other severe weather. Each day of the week has a different theme.

Please note that Missouri’s 40th annual Statewide Tornado Drill has been moved to Thursday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. At that time, outdoor warning sirens and weather alert radios will sound, indicating that Missourians should seek shelter during this statewide drill. The safest shelter location is the basement or an interior room in the lowest level of a building. The drill is complete once everyone is accounted for in the designated shelters.

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