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News from the North Aurora Police Department

07/09/2015 12:43PM ● Published by Katelyn Nelson

Explaining why helmets are important for bikes, skateboards and scooters is an important part of Safety Day held this year at the Mooseheart field house Aug. 8 during North Aurora Days.

Kane County Safety Coalition—Safety Day 

On Sat., Aug. 8, the 12th Annual Kane County Safety Coalition Safety Day (Formerly the Kane County Safe Kids Safety Day) will take place from 10am to 2pm at the Mooseheart Field House. This is a FREE health and safety event for kids of all ages, and their parents. Free child identification cards will be available as well. 

A sample of last year’s events included indoor and outdoor displays such as: Operation Lifesaver, police K-9, auto extrication, child safety seat inspections, bike rodeo, children’s firefighter combat challenge, Toucha- Truck and much more. The North Aurora Police will be sponsoring the child safety seat inspections and encourage new parents, as well as all families, to stop by and have their child’s car seats inspected to be sure they are installed correctly and securely. For more information see the Kane County Safety Coalition
Facebook page. 

Nearly 600 children attended last year’s fun-filled and informative event. This year, we hope to see an increase in the attendance for this year’s event. Our goal
is to include over 1,500 children and their parents, in order to increase the awareness for the prevention of childhood sickness and injury. 

CERT Program for North Aurora Citizens
Is your family prepared for a disaster? The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program can help. The CERT program consists of two parts: the CERT basic training course and volunteer CERT teams. The CERT basic training course is designed to teach citizens how to better cope with the aftermath of a disaster by training them in basic
disaster response skills. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, citizens are then able to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace when professional responders are not immediately available. The topics of the course are
Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Operations (2 parts), Light Search and Rescue Operations, Disaster Psychology and Team Organization, and Course Review and Disaster Simulation. The CERT course is taught jointly by members of the North Aurora Police Department and the North Aurora Fire Department. 

The next basic training course will be held this fall. Applications to participate in the course can be picked up at the North Aurora Police Department Monday thru Friday from 7am to 10pm  Applications are also available at vil.north-aurora.il.us/forms.aspx. The second part of the program is our volunteer team. The village maintains a team of volunteers to assist paid staff during disasters, other emergencies, or planned events such as North Aurora Days and parades. Volunteers may assist with directing traffic, perimeter/access control, triage/first aid, light search and rescue, shelter set up and operation, and more. For more information, contact Deputy Chief Scott Buziecki at 630-897-8705, ext. 752 or sbuziecki@vil.north-aurora.il.us.

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