River Forest Memorial Day Parade: Volunteers Needed!

The Citizen Corps is currently preparing to support River Forest’s annual Memorial Day Parade scheduled for May 28th. Once again, we’ll be serving the thousands of participants & attendees by operating the first aid tent at Keystone Park and assisting with traffic management. Please let us know if you’re interested in volunteering!

More information about the event can be found here.


POD Exercise Recap

Thank you to everyone from River Forest, Forest Park and Elmwood Park that helped to make our Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise at Concordia University a success. Firefighters, Police Officers, volunteers, Cook County officials and university staff all trained together to review all aspects of POD process, including its establishment, operations and security needs.

And a special thanks to Lieutenant Steve Weiler of Forest Park PD for organizing and leading the event!


POD Exercise, May 9 2018 at Concordia University

Just a quick reminder that we’ll be taking part in the Tripcom MRC’s Point of Dispensing (POD) equipment exercise scheduled for 9:30 am on Wednesday, May 9 2018 at Concordia University’s gymnasium. The event will not be a full scale exercise, but rather is intended to focus on the set-up and take-down of all equipment needed for the POD. It will also give members a chance to walk through the POD process from start to finish. At this point, it’s still not clear how long the full evolution of the exercise will take, but my estimate is it will last for just a few hours.

We’re still recruiting for this exercise! So if you’re available to help out, even for just a portion of the event, please come out and give us a hand. Thank you!


POD Equipment Setup/Take Down Exercise

The Tripcom MRC will be taking part in a Point of Distribution equipment exercise on May 9th at Concordia University. The event will begin at 9:00am and continue for a few hours.

The intention of this event is not to run a full exercise, but instead to familiarize volunteers and community members with all of the gear needed to establish a POD.

A Point of Distribution, or POD, is where the public goes to pick up emergency supplies following a disaster. The need for a POD is based on lack of infrastructure to support normal distribution of food, water, or other supplies. More information can be found here.

More information will be posted here when it becomes available.


River Forest Recycling Extravaganza, 9:00am 04/09/2018

*UPDATE*: Electronics will be collected at the Recycling Extravaganza !

The RFCC will be supporting the River Forest Recycling Extravaganza scheduled to begin at 9:00am on April 21st, 2018. The event will be taking place on Thatcher Avenue, across the street from the Depot. We’ll be providing traffic management and staffing the prescription drop-off tent.

Anyone that would like to volunteer for the event is encouraged to reach out to us at rfcitizencorps@gmail.com or call 312.550.6600. Thank you!

More information about the event can be found here.