Maryland students get CERT training
| 02.19.2007 | 08:44:39 | Views: 3279 | ID:
February 19 '07: 14 students from Smithsburg High School in Washington County, Maryland participated in a Community Emergency Response Team training seminar sponsored by the local volunteer fire department, the Herald-Mail reported. In addition to the high school students, members of a local Boy Scout troop participated.
The Herald-Mail reported, "The youth worked with Washington County Division of Fire & Emergency Services professionals preparing for a disaster in their school and community. The class included training in fire suppression, basic first aid, light search and rescue, emergency preparedness and terrorism awareness."In addition to the Smithsburg students, the community at large has been receiving CERT training. To date, more than 700 people in the community have participated in emergency response training sessions. Jayna Harshman, a senior at Smithsburg said "Emergency preparedness is everyone's responsibility, so these students can use their knowledge and training in situations that may happen at school, home and elsewhere." "Also," Harshman continued, "Smithsburg High will be an example to other schools in the state to take the initiative to train and be ready when emergencies arise."
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