(AP) -- Nearly 120 volunteer emergency responders from ten jurisdictions in Illinois will put their
skills to the test this weekend.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is
hosting the third annual Prairie State Community Emergency Response Team
Challenge in Glenview.
The daylong event will feature a variety of
skills. They include the abilities to locate, transport and provide medical
assistance to injured people after a disaster. Freeing people from debris,
identifying evidence and extinguishing small fires will also be demonstrated.
The volunteer teams are part of the Citizen
Corps program in Illinois.
It's administered by the Emergency Management agency through the Illinois
Terrorism Task Force.
Nearly 90 local jurisdictions have Citizen