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Do YOU have a family emergency plan?

How will you reconnect with each other? Where will you meet? What if your neighborhood is being evacuated? It’s important to make a plan now so that you will know what to do, how to find each other, and how … Continue reading

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Welcome to National Preparedness Month

Today is the first day of National Preparedness Month! This week will focus on How To reconnect with your family after a disaster. Make sure your family has a family emergency communication plan. For more tips and information visit: www.ready.gov/september … Continue reading

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Prepare for National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) starts are on September 1st! This year’s theme is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” Take action by participating in America’s PrepareAthon! on or around September 30. Each week also has a preparedness them. Check … Continue reading

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Introducing the New CERT E-Brief

The FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division and the National CERT Office are excited to introduce the new CERT E-Brief, replacing the CERT Newsletter as the platform for sharing ideas, stories, and other information with the national CERT community.  You … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Preparedness

Preparedness comes in all different shapes, forms, actions and plans. Therefore, any effort that provides a community with the tools to be better prepared and resilient is worth looking at! The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is proud to present the … Continue reading

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Take Part in America’s PrepareAthon! Lead the Transformation

America’s PrepareAthon! is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through drills, group discussions, and exercises. America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action is April 30. Join the almost five million, who have already registered to … Continue reading

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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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