In most emergencies, the victim or bystander provides the first immediate assistance on the scene. Would you know what to do?
Hawthorn Woods is part of the South Lake County Regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) which serves the communities of Hawthorn Woods, Deer Park, Kildeer, Lake Zurich and Long Grove.
The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their home, neighborhood and/or business and provides training in basic disaster response skills. This includes fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.
CERT training promotes a partnership between emergency services and the people they serve. If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays emergency support, CERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom to help support families, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their area until help arrives.
CERT training sessions are scheduled twice per year and are available to anyone 18 years or older with a valid driver's license.