Williamson County Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with Franklin County Emergency Management Agency, will be holding a training course for anyone that is interested in becoming a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
The training is free to residents of Williamson County and starts on January 14, 2015, at 6 p.m. and will run until 9:00pm. The training is held one night a week for eight weeks at the Williamson County Administration Building 407 N Monroe St 2nd Floor Marion, IL 62959
All equipment and training materials are provided at no cost to participants. Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the increased demand for these services. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may affect their area, and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety; light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference
For more information on joining the CERT program, or would like to sign up for the class please contact our office at (618) 998-2123 or (618)439-4362, Please leave your Name , Address, Contact Number. This class will be limited to the first 25 people. You must be 18 years or older to participate in this training.
Road closures are listed on the Home Page and on the Closure Page.
pillow case project to be launched at crab orchard school district
Williamson County is taking preparedness a step further than their annual school visits using their mascot Titan the turtle that they added to their presentation two years ago along with the American Red Cross Masters of Disasters Curriculum. WCEMA will be presenting the Pillow Case Project for the first time in 2016! Director Urhahn said Williamson County is the first county in our region to present this Curriculum to our area school. Its a very exciting time for us! she says, It's very exciting to know you have a new program to interest the kids in preparedness. I'm a firm believer that if we don't educate our kids when they are young they will not know how to be prepared for whatever incident comes their way. This program is designed to teach kids how to prepare physically, emotionally, and materialistically. Its an all-round good program and we are excited to teach our kids in Williamson County.