Community Emergency Response Team CERT

Community Emergency Response Team to hold new member drive

The Grundy County Community Emergency Response Team is seeking volunteers. CERT Coordinator Alan Barnett explains anyone from Grundy County may serve as a volunteer regardless of someone’s physical condition. He notes volunteers are trained to be able to help the community and improve their skills. The training includes disaster preparedness, fire, and basic medical training. […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Mission of LEPC is to plan for hazardous materials incidents

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee plans for hazardous materials incidents. Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs says those include agriculture, transportation, rail, and pipeline incidents. The LEPC also provides funding for training. Thirteen individuals are required by law to attend LEPC meetings. Those include representatives of the police, fire, hospital, public health, […]

Emergency Alert System

Nationwide test of the “Emergency Alert System” scheduled for Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, plans to conduct a nationwide test Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 of the Emergency Alert System and the Wireless Alert System. The wireless portion is scheduled for 1:18 Central time and Emergency Alert System is at 1:20. The test will assess the operational readiness […]