Governor Pat Quinn  

Illinois Citizen Corps Council
Michelle Hanneken, Citizen Corps Program Manager
2200 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, Illinois 62703
(217) 558-1334 (phone)
(217) 558-1335 (fax)


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Challenge


You are invited to the
2014 Prairie State CERT Challenge!

Saturday October 18, 2014
College of DuPage Homeland Security Education Center
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL

Challenge Information Team Registration Individual Team Member Registration Forms


Citizen Corps - Illinois


The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.

Citizen Corps asks you to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared; to get training in first aid and emergency skills; and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety. Everyone can do something to help make our families and our communities safer through:

Personal responsibility: Developing a household preparedness plan and disaster supplies kits, observing home health and safety practices, implementing disaster mitigation measures, and participating in crime prevention and reporting.

Training: Taking classes in emergency preparedness, response capabilities, first aid, CPR, fire suppression, and search and rescue procedures.

Volunteer service: Engaging individuals in volunteer activities that support first responders, disaster relief groups, and community safety organizations. Everyone can do something to support local law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, community public health efforts, and the four stages of emergency management: prevention, mitigation, response and recovery efforts.


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