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O’Fallon-area residents and employees are encouraged to enroll in learning practical, hands-on disaster preparedness skills through the O’Fallon Police Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. The free training is available to groups as well as individuals. Find out how to involve everyone in your household in responding safely to a range of natural disasters and emergency situations. The 20-hour course,which includes free training materials, will be taught on September 26, 27 and 28. It will cover these topics, and more:

  • Basic medical assessment and treatment for injuries, burns, etc.
  • Disaster preparedness and kits
  • 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

The CERT session will be held 6-10 p.m. Friday (September 26), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (September 27), and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (September 28) in the Public Works Building at 1089 Public Service Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Graduates will be invited to learn more and practice their skills and with free monthly training and exercises.

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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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