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Alsip CERT Applicants, 

Thanks for your interest in the Alsip Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course. The next 8 Week (20 Hour) CERT course will begin on September 6, 2023. I’ll be holding the classes on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The final disaster scenario and graduation will be held on Saturday, October 28th.  

I have attached four documents (brochure, flyer, class schedule, and application) pertaining to this Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsored volunteer program. Feel free to share the materials with your relatives, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Also, I’m available to discuss the program with individuals or groups that are interested. The CERT team accommodates people (residents and non-residents) from all ages (18 years and above) and all backgrounds. Note: The class is limited to a maximum of 25 people on a first come, first served basis.  

After the initial 20-hour course, CERT members remain active by attending monthly training sessions and occasional meetings. When officially requested, members provide assistance during emergency and non-emergency events. It’s understood that volunteers are not always available to respond or attend training. However, members are encouraged to sharpen their skills and gain additional experience by remaining active on the team.  

Informational literature is provided here.

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