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COMMUNITY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TRAINING


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
 
DATE              April 19, 2018
 
CONTACT:    Terri Eubanks, Community Preparedness Coordinator
                        541.552.2226  | 541.778.2937                       
 
 
COMMUNITY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TRAINING
 
Ashland’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) continues to highlight civic engagement with well-trained, highly prepared volunteers willing and capable of supporting Ashland Fire & Rescue’s response missions and other response agencies. CERT trainees will be immersed in a disaster simulation this Saturday, April 21 beginning 1:00-4:00pm at 90 N. Mountain Ave. incorporating the classroom skills taught throughout the past two weeks into a mock disaster incident.
CERT is a community-based program with a mission and core competency of preparing our community to endure disasters through resiliency only attainable by having the proper understanding of disaster basics and how to be prepared before disaster strikes.
Trainees will need to apply the coursework skills including disaster medical operations (triage, transport, and treatment of patients), fire suppression, hazardous response, search and rescue and beyond to save lives this weekend in the mock environment in preparation of the potential outcomes that an eruption of the Cascadia Subduction Zone Fault could ensue. 
Created in 1999 after the community experienced a severe flood on New Year day 1997, Ashland's CERT program has trained more than 785 volunteers to be better prepared during disaster, making Ashland's CERT program one of the most successful in the nation, according to CERT officials.
For more information contact Ashland CERT at 541-552-2226   www.ashlandcert.org
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