Rescue Riders is comprised of volunteers that will be trained by The Kane County Medical Reserve Corps. to handle emergency responses. They will be trained in CPR, first aid, and will help transport supplies and other volunteers during natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Their method of transportation will be motorcycles. It’s believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. It spawned because of bikers who attempted to help after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Fireman and policeman in New York turned most of the volunteers away because they weren’t credentialed. The volunteers of Rescue Riders will be credentialed. The inaugural training session begins Thursday. The training session hopes to expand in the future, but it will begin by training fourteen volunteers. Applications are available on the County Health Department’s website, www.Kane-health.com.

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