CERT trains 21 Volunteers in Mock Earthquake Exercise

Ashland's Community Emergency Response Team or CERT just trained 21 more people to be better prepared to help the community in the event of a huge disaster.

Posted: Oct 20, 2018 7:23 PM
Updated: Oct 21, 2018 6:38 PM

ASHLAND, Ore. -- Ashland's Community Emergency Response Team or CERT just trained 21 more people to be better prepared to help the community in the event of a huge disaster. Saturday afternoon they took what they’ve been learning over the last few weeks from books and putting them to the test in a mock earthquake.

The Community Preparedness Coordinator for Ashland Fire-Rescue said there are about 21,000 people who live in Ashland and only 30 first responders with Ashland Fire-Rescue.

"We want the community to be prepared. We want the community to help themselves and their families and their neighbors until help arrives from outside of our area," said Community Preparedness Coordinator Terri Eubanks.

CERT trainees were met with 30 victims, all children and all volunteers, in a handful of different scenarios.

"It probably trains them to be more aware of what they are doing and more prepared," middle school volunteer victim Audrey Churchill said.

Those volunteers had a wide array of injuries, from broken bones to even Churchill lying down with her intestines outside of her body, making the mock disaster as realistic as it can get.

"It's a little harrying because you can go through the classroom training and think you know what you're supposed to do based on the words in the book but going through this, it's like real life," added CERT trainee Tabitha Viner.

CERT holds trainings twice a year, once in the fall and another in the spring. Go here if you are interested in being a part of the spring training.

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