Author Archives: McKeown

Chain Saw Safety Class – Saturday, May 31st

The Wauconda Emergency Management Agency and Wauconda CERT are offering a Chain Saw Safety Class for any Lake County Illinois Citizen Corps member that would benefit from the training.  The class will be conducted by a certified Chain Saw Safety … Continue reading

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EMA Weather Officer Sign Up

Wauconda EMA Members, do not forget that part of your EMA duties include Weather Officer duty.  You can sign up for single or multiple days at waucondaema.org We are looking for weather officers until October 1st.

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Spring Mock Disaster Exercise – April 12th

Wauconda CERT is planning a spring mock disaster exercise for Wauconda CERT members.  The exercise is scheduled for Saturday, April 12th.  The location for this event will be the Robert Crown Elementary School in Wauconda.  The exact time for the … Continue reading

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2013 Wauconda EMA & CERT Presidential Volunteer Service Awards

Congratulations to our 2013 Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipients.  This year five Silver awards were presented for more then 250 cumulative hours of service to our organization.  Six Bronze awards were presented for more then 100 hours of cumulative service.  For a … Continue reading

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Annual EMA/CERT Holiday Party

Annual Holiday Party Sunday, December 15 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Pete’s Restaurant (400 W. Liberty St., Wauconda) If you have not been to any of our holiday parties in the past, you missed a really fun time!  Come share … Continue reading

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“Winging it” is Not a Disaster Plan

“Winging it” is Not a Disaster Plan, make a Disaster Plan with you kids. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ad Council have released a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) as part of … Continue reading

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Next CERT Class Scheduled for January 2014

The Wauconda Regional Citizen Corp Council announces the next CERT Training Class for new members.  The class will begin on Thursday, January 30th, 2014.  The class will meet once a week for seven weeks.  Everyone over the age of 16 … Continue reading

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Lightning Strikes – Stay Safe

Thunderstorms are dangerous due to lightning. Although lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States.  Most lightning deaths and injuries occur when people are … Continue reading

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Extreme Heat

Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been … Continue reading

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Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs)

Recent severe weather and the start of the Atlantic hurricane season reinforce the need for Americans to familiarize themselves with the look, sound and authenticity of real-time Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs). You can receive important lifesaving alerts no matter where you are … Continue reading

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