2014 Severe Weather Spotter Training and Health and Safety
Expo March 5, 2014 at Lincoln Way West High School
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New Lenox CERT MRC SAR January 2014
Newsletter Now Available
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Village of New Lenox and ShareFest Win 2013 Governorís Hometown Award
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New Lenox CERT October 2013 Newsletter Now
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Congratulations New Lenox CERT 2013 Prairie State CERT Challenge Team
3rd place finish on Sept. 28, 2013
Great job Chicago CERT (1st) and Carol Stream CERT (2nd)
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Welcome To Safe New Lenox
Welcome to the "Safe New Lenox" web site. We hope that our visitors will find this site interesting and informative. Please check back frequently for updates on our programs which are designed to reduce injuries and keep our residents safe, healthy and prepared. Upcoming events can be found by clicking on the "Calendar" tab. For additional information, please send a request by clicking on the "Contact Us" tab.
"Safe New Lenox" is comprised of four organizations that work in collaboration with the Village of New Lenox. These groups include:
- New Lenox Safe Communities America Coalition
- New Lenox Citizen Corps Council
- New Lenox Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
- New Lenox Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
The New Lenox Safe Communities America Coalition and New Lenox Citizen Corps Council include representatives from over 20 organizations that are located in New Lenox, Will County and beyond. These public and private sector organizations provide a wide variety of services to our community. These organizations include, but are not limited to: Law enforcement, fire service, emergency management, schools, health and safety, faith-based, recreation, transportation and a variety of businesses. A complete listing of participating organizations can be found on the "About Us" tab and includes links to each organizationís web site.
The New Lenox Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and New Lenox Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) operate through the New Lenox Police Department. CERT and MRC volunteers are involved in a wide variety of programs that help keep our community safe, healthy and prepared.
The missions of each of these organizations can be found below. Please be sure to check out each organization by clicking on the above tabs. Each tab contains a variety of information including programs, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, forms, newsletters and related links. Additional information regarding the evolution of "Safe New Lenox" can be found on the "About Us" tab.
New Lenox Safe Communities America Coalition
Through a collaborative process, the New Lenox Safe Communities America Coalition will improve the health, safety and quality of life for residents and visitors through injury analysis and the implementation of programs designed to increase safety and prevent injuries.
New Lenox Citizen Corps Council
The mission of the New Lenox Citizen Corps Council is to promote safety and emergency preparedness within the community by encouraging citizens to take personal responsibility to be prepared; seek training in first aid and emergency skills; and to participate in volunteer activities that support the community.
New Lenox Community Emergency Response Team
Recognizing that first responders may not be available or will be delayed, trained members of the New Lenox CERT will provide assistance to their families, neighbors and community in the aftermath of a disaster or major emergency. CERT members will assist with a response that utilizes efficiency, professionalism, and regard for human life, ensuring that all citizens are treated with compassion and dignity.
New Lenox Medical Reserve Corps
The mission of the New Lenox MRC is to provide assistance to first responders and health care professionals by helping the community prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, disasters and pressing public health needs by providing a group of trained volunteer professionals who supplement and assist local medical emergency response systems.