From a South County Fire and Rescue news release.
Twenty-three students completed Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training at South County Fire to learn how to help in a major disaster on September 22, 2019.
Following a major disaster, people will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate lifesaving and life-sustaining needs. CERT volunteers learn basic disaster preparedness skills so they can assist others during a disaster.
Erin Alexander, Joe Anstett, William Randy Baker, Eric Biermann, Michael Boehm, Robin Boyer, Clifford Corcoran, Christopher Downsing, Joel Fingeroot, Jasbir Kaur, Mark Kethlaor, Cheryl McLaughlin, Darrel McLaughlin, Michael LeMoine, Dawn Montemoino, James Muramoto, Leigh Olson, Tom Poe, William Salmon, Norm Seethoff, Grace Snyder, Eric Whitehead, and Merle Wong successfully completed three full days of intensive training from September 20th to September 22nd.
Topics included disaster preparedness, extinguishing small fires, basic disaster first aid, medical triage, and search and rescue operations. On the final day, students put what they learned to the test in a hands-on simulated disaster scenario at the South County Fire Training Tower.
South County Fire’s next CERT training will be offered in the spring.
Fire extinguisher training. Photo courtesy of South County Fire and Rescue.