"The Illiana Hummer Club’s Hummer Emergency Response Team
(& Illiana K9 Search & Rescue) is a specialized Search & Rescue group of trained & certified volunteers that offer specialized disaster assistance to any local emergency or law enforcement agencies in both Illinois and Indiana. Team members have various training and certifications such as FEMA IS 15a, 100, 200, 700, 800, PADI w/ underwater rescue, C.E.R.T., HazMat, heavy machine operation, CDL, CPR & AED, SAR Tech II, SAR 200, SAR 250, K9 220, K9 420, etc…
Most importantly, each H.E.R.T.
member is an expert Hummer driver with years of off-road extreme situation driving extrication experience.”
How H.E.R.T. began…
The H.E.R.T. Team originated in N.W. Indiana due to dramatic weather conditions where emergency vehicles and personnel became incapable of providing services or help to individuals and businesses. In a few of those instances, local authorities called upon members of the I.H.C. to assist in emergency situations with their vehicles. Seeing the need to have a trained, certified group that could offer effective disaster assistance 24 hours a day, the I.H.C. formed the Hummer Emergency Response Team (HERT).
The founding directors were deputized by Lake County Sheriff John Buncich and have been involved in keeping the HERT Team trained and ready to assist any emergency or law enforcement agency in any situation that may arise.
Most recently, HERT has added a specialized K9 Search & Rescue/Recovery group to our roster. This group of dedicated & DHS/FEMA certified volunteers is able to provide additional support where & when the need may arise.
Disasters will happen. We will be ready… will you?
HERT training sessions happen almost every month. Check out our calendar to see specfiic dates and times training will occur.