Ohio volunteers get CERT training
| 02.22.2007 | 07:56:30 | Views: 3278 | ID:
February 22 '07: The Salem News in Ohio reported that as Community Emergency Response Training programs have been offered by the local Emergency Management Agency residents in the community have been signing up for the training. Officials told the Salem News that the diverse backgrounds of the volunteers have provided well-needed experience to help team cooperation during an emergency.
During the CERT training over the course of two weeks, participants practiced triage and location of victims, and finally a mock disaster drill that included a darkened EMA building wherein the trainees had to find the victims and treat them.Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency Director Darren Dodson told the Salem News, "They came from a lot of diverse backgrounds and they bring a lot to this group. That's what made the exercise portion of this work so well, because they brought that experience." The course also included sessions "on disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations, CERT organization and documentation, disaster psychology, and terrorism," the Salem news reported.
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