The Community Emergency Response Team Program trains residents in basic disaster response skills, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations.


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10/20/14 Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween right around the corner, it is a good time to think about the safety of your children.   We put together a few tips to follow while decorating your home and dressing up your children.  

1. Decorations should be carefully placed so they are not near an open flame or heat source.  For example, a furnace or heater and  Christmas lights which can become hot.

2. Remember to keep all exits clear of decorations so you do not block a fire escape route.

While trick or treating:

3. Stay in well lighted areas or use a flashlight.

4.  Wear reflective clothing that does not block your vision.

5. Avoid long, trailing fabrics- they may cause your child to trip and fall.  Many jack-o-lanterns have open flames and can catch the long material on fire.  Have your children practice Stop, Drop, and Roll if their clothes catch fire.

6.Never go out alone,  Always supervise young children.

7.  Have fun! Get lots of Candy!  Be sure to check the candy when you get home.  


Boles CERT Training Class Begins Nov 5, 2014

CERT is Community Emergency Response Team

Boles Fire Protection District will be hosting a CERT class beginning on November 5 and running for 5 weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm and a Final Practical Day on December 6 from 9-3.  All classes will be held at Boles Station #3- 233 Hwy M Villa Ridge MO 63089. Cost for the class is FREE! 

 The program will educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and will train them in basic disaster response skills.  These skills include fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. The people trained during this class will be called upon to respond when a disaster situation arises in the area.  This team will also have continuing training throughout the year to stay current on skills and information.  Please e-mail Clare Swann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 636-357-3176 to sign up. 


Class Outline

November 5 6pm- Boles Fire Station 3- Villa Ridge
Introduction & Disaster Preparedness

November 12 6pm- Boles Fire Station 3- Villa Ridge
Disaster Medical Ops part 1 and 2

November 19 6pm- Boles Fire Station 3- Villa Ridge
Fire Safety
Light Search and Rescue

November 26 6pm- Boles Fire Station 3- Villa Ridge
Team Organization
Disaster Psychology

December 6 9am
CERT Final 





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