NWS Storm Spotter Online Training
Those interested in obtaining certification as a National Weather Service Weather Spotter can now take the initial course online. Click Here to be directed to the the NWS Skywarn Site
September is National Preparedness Month. Ready.gov is a valuable resource with information for you and your family to be prepared before a disaster strikes. As we have watched the news, even when we know a disaster is coming, people still think “it won’t happen to me” or “something like that doesn’t happen here.”
Disasters are more than hurricanes. It also includes tornados, ice storms, extended power outages, earthquakes and more. Be prepared!
Weekly themes are:
September 1 – 9: Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends
September 10 – 16: Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
September 17 – 23: Practice and Build Out Your Plans
September 24 – 30: Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger
Please visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/chapinfire) for updates during the month.
Jacksonville/Morgan County Office of Emergency Management http://www.jacksonvilleil.com/index.asp?SEC=8D0196B8-F640-43D0-8F06-5946F0B1A5FD&Type=B_BASIC
Illinois Emergency Management Agency https://www.illinois.gov/iema/Preparedness/Pages/default.aspx
Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov
IMPORTANT TRAINING INFORMATION:
National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System Training
Log in at https://training.fema.gov/nims/
Complete the following Courses:
ICS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
**In order to take the classes, you will need a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number. Register for a FEMA SID here. https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid
**Keep your FEMA SID, it will be used for other registrations including classes with the Illinois Fire Service Institute.
Additional Training Opportunities:
September 16, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Jacksonville Fire – 200 W. Douglas, Jacksonville, IL
Railroad Emergency Response and Flammable Liquids Firefighting Strategy and Tactics
Presented by BNSF Railway
September 25, 2017 IFSI Fire Behavior & Smoke
Rochester, starts at 1800
September 30-October 1 First Due F.O.O.L.S School
October 30, 2017 IFSI Rural Engine & Tender Operations
Rochester, starts at 1800
The IFSI Course Calendar can be found at:
The Village of Chapin's Volunteer Fire Department is an all volunteer fire service providing fire suppression and public education for the Village of Chapin, Village of Concord and surrounding rural area. The CVFD is comprised of a Chief, Assistant Chief, four Fire Captains, Training Officer and firefighters. The CVFD is a joint partner with the Chapin Rural Fire Association and together operate 2 Engine Companies, 2 Tender Companies and a brush truck.
Volunteer opportunities are always available, please call (217) 472-3111 today for more information.